U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, is running for president in 2016.
The two-term senator officially announced his candidacy on June 1, 2015 during a ceremony in his hometown of Central.
Graham was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2008.
Before his tenure in the Senate, Graham represented South Carolina's third district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Graham was elected to the House in 1994 and served until he took office in the Senate.
Graham recently announced his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. Graham held the rank of colonel and had served for more than 30 years. Read more about Graham's service here.
Graham has stated that his foreign policy knowledge was one of his biggest qualifications to hold the office of commander in chief.
As his campaign website notes, Graham has often pushed for a stronger national defense. Graham also voted against Obamacare, opposed Dodd-Frank regulations and opposed many of President Barrack Obama's stimulus packages, according to his website.
Visit lindseygraham.com to view a list of campaign events and other campaign news.
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