9 things to know about Lindsey Graham

Senator known for supporting Israel, campaign finance regulation

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Update, Dec. 21, 2015: Lindsey Graham has decided to end his 2016 presidential campaign.

A foreign policy hawk and staunch defender of Israel, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will today declare himself a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

In Congress, Graham has been involved with numerous high-profile legislative battles, including national security issues, immigration reform, energy policy and campaign finance regulation.

Here’s more about the political and financial history of this three-term senator who’d like to become the next president.

Sources: Center for Public Integrity reporting, as well as Bloomberg, Center for Responsive Politics, Federal Election Commission, Kantar Media/CMAG, Mother Jones, National Right to Life Committee and YouTube

Image sources: Jim Cole/AP, defense.gov/Wikicommons, John Orell/ Flickr

   

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