Lindsey Graham is a Republican candidate for the office of President of the United States in 2016. He made his announcement in his hometown of Central, South Carolina, on June 1, 2015. During his announcement, he focused on his experience with foreign policy and national defense. Graham is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of South Carolina. He was first elected to the Senate in 2002 and most recently won re-election in 2014. Graham also represented South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2003. On January 18, 2015, Graham said that he was considering a run for president in 2016. He noted that his foreign policy knowledge qualifies him to run. He said, “I think the world is falling apart, and I’ve been more right than wrong when it comes to foreign policy. But we’ll see.”
In recent candidate rankings, Crowdpac ranked Graham as a 4.6C (C being conservative) on a scale ranging from 10L to 10C, making him the fifth least conservative Republican presidential candidate. He received a grade of “C+/77” from the Leadership Project for America PAC.