TIME 2016 Election

Lindsey Graham to Endorse Jeb Bush for President

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the fifth set of Republican presidential debates.
Justin Sullivan—Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during the CNN republican presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Graham is expected to make the announcement Friday

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will endorse former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president, the Charleston Post and Courier reported on Friday morning. Graham reportedly plans to make the announcement during a press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina on Friday.

Sources in Graham’s camp told the Post Courier that Graham has decided to endorse Bush because he “is prepared to be the commander-in-chief on day one,” and “will beat Hillary Clinton.”

The announcement comes one day after the sixth GOP presidential debate, which also took place in North Charleston. Graham exited the presidential race himself in December when he could not raise his poll numbers above single digits.

[Post & Courier]

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