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Sen. Graham endorses Sanford in 1st District race

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Senator Lindsey Graham has endorsed former Gov. Mark Sanford in the race for the 1st Congressional District special election.

Graham's office released the following statement Wednesday:

"Mark has a proven track record cutting spending and fighting government expansion, something we sorely need more of in Washington," Graham said. "The Obama Democrats already control the Senate, making the House of Representatives the last line of defense against the Democratic agenda. Let's not forget that when the Democrats controlled everything, we got ObamaCare and trillions of dollars in new debt. The bottom line is that no Republican or conservative independent can afford to sit on the sidelines for this race. In Congress, Mark will vote to cut wasteful spending, eliminate debt and make government work for the taxpayer. We need him in Washington."

It's the second endorsement Sanford has received from United States senators in two days.  On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky endorsed Sanford, who is running against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

The special election is set for May 7.

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