Senator Graham to Announce Presidential Bid Next Month

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a longtime Washington insider and critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, said he would announce on June 1 whether he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
"I'm running because I think the world is falling apart," Graham said on Monday in an interview on CBS, all but declaring his official candidacy. He has previously said he was "99.9 percent" sure he would run.
Graham is a foreign policy hawk who is often aligned with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, one of his best friends. In January, Graham said he was exploring running for president and saw the battle against Islamic extremism as a top priority.



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