FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINIANS LAUNCH “LINDSEY MUST GO” TO UNSEAT UNPOPULAR INCUMBENT U.S. SENATOR
-Grassroots Effort To Mobilize Palmetto State Voters to Defeat Lindsey Graham-

A group of South Carolinians, who have won key races across the Palmetto State, announced today the launch of “Lindsey Must Go,” a newly formed political action committee that will highlight incumbent Lindsey Graham’s vulnerabilities in the U.S. Senate race. Lindsey Must Go (LMG), will rely on a data and impact-driven approach that engages in an aggressive, persuasion campaign across South Carolina. Grounded by polling, it will include digital, cable, radio and SMS engagement to reach voters. LMG launches with a hard hitting video tackling Graham’s flip flopping on key issues as well as his untrustworthiness.

“Lindsey Graham is in trouble – he knows it, we know it and by November, every voter in South Carolina will know it,” said Tyler Jones, a South Carolinian who served as general consultant and strategist to U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham in his upset victory in 2018. “We are building a grassroots effort to meet voters on the airwaves and online to make sure that we end Lindsey Graham’s political career.”

In addition to Jones, several veteran South Carolina politicos are leading LMG:

  • Stephen Groves, a Charleston native and veteran of Doug Jones’ U.S. Senate campaign and several presidential races;
  • Jimmy Williams, a Pee Dee native who spent over 20 years in DC and New York as a national media commentator following several years as Senior Staff in the US Senate;
  • Brice Barnes, a seasoned national fundraiser with key ties to the South

The creation of this South Carolina-based group comes on the heels of growing momentum behind challenger Jaime Harrison’s U.S. Senate campaign. In the first fundraising quarter of 2020, Jaime Harrison outraised the three-term incumbent, raising $7.2 million in contributions to $5.6 million for Graham. In addition, new poll numbers by Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher has Harrison within 4 percentage points (47%-43%) of Graham and a solid 58% of South Carolinians polled shared that they want a new U.S. Senator. On April 30, the renowned Cook Political Report upgraded the race and called the contest “a race that merits more attention.” Just this week, Graham’s longtime donor, former Michelin CEO Richard N. Wilkerson announced publicly that he would back Jaime Harrison in the U.S. Senate race. Read his op/ed in the Greenville News here.

For more information, go to lindseymustgo.com. Donate online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lindsey-must-go. Or contact LMG PAC at press@lindseymustgo.com.