U.S. SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM
He's a fighter who doesn't back down from a challenge. A conservative who gets things done. A leader who puts our country above all.
Small Town Roots
Raised in Central, South Carolina where he lived with his family in a single room behind the liquor store, restaurant and pool hall owned by his parents, Lindsey Graham began his climb toward the American Dream.
The first in his family to attend college, Lindsey lost his mother and father within two years of one another. While still in school, he took on the responsibility of helping raise his 13 year old sister, Darline, and running the family businesses. He eventually legally adopted Darline.
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A leader ready to be Commander-in-Chief from day one, Lindsey Graham’s upbringing began living in a single room behind the family liquor store, bar and pool hall in Central, South Carolina. He became the first in his family to graduate from college before embarking on a career in the Air Force and eventually winning election to public office.
From the pool hall to the Senate, My Story: Lindsey Graham is the American story.
Service to Country
After law school, Lindsey joined the United States Air Force as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps, where he acted as a military prosecutor and defense attorney. During his six years of active duty, Lindsey served both stateside and in Europe and was involved in countless cases.
For the bulk of his 33-year military career, Lindsey served in the Air Force Reserves. He reached the rank of Colonel before retiring in June.
Experience That Counts
Elected to the U.S. House in 1994 and the Senate in 2002, Lindsey Graham is a well-respected leader on national security and known for his work to solve the biggest problems America faces.
Lindsey Graham has a long history of relentlessly pursuing solutions over partisan politics. During his tenure in the Senate, he's led the charge to cut spending, reform entitlements and get government out of the way of job creators.
But Senator Graham is best known for his expertise and strong leadership in foreign policy. From President Obama's reckless withdrawal of troops from Iraq to his refusal to implement a strategy to confront global terrorism, Lindsey Graham has consistently offered alternatives and predicted the disastrous consequences of the administration's failed policies. Most recently, he led the fight for oversight of the negotiations between the Obama Administration and Iran regarding their nuclear ambitions.
Senator Graham continues to be front-and-center on issues of national security, defense spending, and the need to restore America's leadership position as a force for global stability. He has proven that he has the character and drive to tackle the tough issues and defend our nation.
Securing America's Future
Now, Senator Graham is running for president to restore American security at home and abroad. With a lifetime of service to the nation, he has the knowledge and experience to be Commander-in-Chief on Day One.
With challenges so great and problems so big, America deserves a leader who doesn't need on-the-job training.