Bill Connor’s “Lindsey Graham for Hillary” Ad Uses Graham’s Own Words Against Him

In his first TV commercial, Bill Connor, who is looking to unseat South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, uses Graham’s own words against him, showing viewers that Graham isn’t as conservative as his electorate want him to be.

The spot, which according to The State, cost the Connor campaign $7,500 to produce, starts by posing: “Conservative Republicans love Hillary Clinton, right?”

Then it shows clips of Graham introducing Clinton at the May 2012 Chicago Council on Global Affairs symposium, calling her “dedicated to her job, loves her country.” Then, he calls her a good role model and “the most effective Secretary of States and the greatest ambassador for the American people that I’ve known in my lifetime.”

Trending: House Republicans Submit Bills To Audit The Fed & Abolish IRS

take our poll - story continues below

Has Big Tech Gone Too Far Banning the President?(2)

  • Has Big Tech Gone Too Far Banning the President?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Connor then asks if 20 years of Graham is enough.

The ad switches focus to Connor’s military career as a U.S. Army reserves lieutenant colonel, an Afghanistan combat vet and a 23-year U.S. Airborne Ranger infantry officer.

The ad ends with a Graham and Clinton hug.

“Watch out who you hug,” said USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page, appearing on CNN’s The Lead with Jay Tapper. “It made him seem like he’s part of the cozy Washington establishment. … I’m sure South Carolina Republicans hate the Washington establishment.”

Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker Washington correspondent hit on a major issue:
“Look, Graham isn’t as conservative as South Carolina. South Carolina Republicans are the most conservative in the country. … Potentially there could be a lot of anger on the right in South Carolina. He’s got to watch it,” he said.

Lizza said that Graham is lucky to have five opponents because they’re dividing themselves.

“If you look at any of the polls, none of them have caught fire yet,” explained Lizza, who also said that Graham has $8 million in his campaign war chest, where his nearest competitor has a few $100,000s.

While Graham calls Hillary Clinton a “role model,” the South Carolina GOP chairman Matt Moore recently called her “the most cold and calculated politician of our lifetimes.”

The pro-Hillary rhetoric and imagery of Graham hugging Hillary Clinton doesn’t sit well with Republican voters and will likely cause a further drop for Graham’s dwindling support.

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Previous Better Than an AR-15
Next Naomi Oreskes: A Priestess from the Church of Global Warming

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation. If you don't see a commenting section below, please disable your adblocker.

Sorry. No data so far.