06/10/2014 09:17 pm ET Updated Jun 11, 2014

Lindsey Graham Wins GOP Primary In South Carolina Senate Race

Lindsey Graham has won the Republican primary in South Carolina's Senate race, the Associated Press reports.

Graham bested a field of six other Republicans to advance in his reelection bid. Graham is seeking a third term in the Senate.

The incumbent senator will go on to face Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto in November's general election.

The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel offered details on the race earlier this week:

Last year, many conservatives who consider Graham too liberal -- because he voted for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees and wasn't opposed to immigration reform -- felt he would be prime for a defeat by a tea party candidate. Graham has even been repeatedly censured by Republicans in his own state. The congressman, however, has benefited from a significant fundraising advantage and polls show him with a commanding lead over the field.



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