Lindsey Olin Graham is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003, and has been the senior Senator from South Carolina since 2005.
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Born in Central, South Carolina, Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1977.
The University of South Carolina is a public, co-educational research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, with seven satellite campuses.
Central is an adjective usually referring to being in the center of some place or object.
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He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1981.
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He served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1988 and served as a Guardsman first in the South Carolina Air National Guard then in the Air Force Reserves, attaining the rank of colonel.
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He worked as a lawyer in private practice before he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1992, serving one term from 1993 to 1995.
The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly, the upper house being the South Carolina Senate.
He then served in the United States House of Representatives, representing South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2003.
The 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in western South Carolina bordering both Georgia and North Carolina.
He was elected to four terms, receiving at least 60% of the vote each time.
In 2002, Graham ran for the U.S. Senate after eight-term Republican incumbent Strom Thurmond announced his retirement.
Graham won the primary unopposed and defeated Democratic opponent Alex Sanders in the general election.
Graham was re-elected to a second term in 2008, defeating Bob Conley.
Robert M. "Bob" Conley is an American pilot, engineer, and politician.
He won a third term in 2014, defeating Democrat Brad Hutto and Independent Thomas Ravenel.
Graham is known in the Senate for his advocacy of a strong national defense, his support of the military, and as an advocate of strong United States leadership in world affairs.
He is also known for his willingness to be bipartisan and work with Democrats on issues like global warming, tax reform and immigration reform and his belief that judicial nominees should not be opposed solely on their philosophical positions.
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Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.
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He is also a critic of the Tea Party movement, arguing for a more inclusive Republican Party.
The Tea Party movement is an American political movement known for its conservative positions and its role in the Republican Party.
A tea party is a formal and ritualized gathering for afternoon tea.
On May 18, 2015, Graham informally announced his candidacy for President of the United States, followed by a formal announcement on June 21, 2015, in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.
On December 21, 2015, Graham ended his campaign for the presidency.
Graham later endorsed Jeb Bush for President.
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, Sr. is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.
After Bush suspended his campaign on February 20, Graham subsequently endorsed Ted Cruz.
When it seemed certain that Donald Trump would become the Republican Presidential candidate in early May 2016, Graham announced he would not vote for Trump.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer and politician, who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.