GOP Senator Lindsey Graham says he’s ’91 percent’ sure he’ll run for president
He is not yet ready to commit himself, but South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday there was a “91 percent” chance he would enter the Republican presidential race.
Graham, a prominent Senate critic of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, was among a group of potential and actual Republican candidates who gathered this weekend in New Hampshire, which holds next year’s first presidential primary.
Reminded during a “Fox News Sunday” interview that fellow Republican Carly Fiorina had said recently there was a 90 percent she would become a candidate, Graham was asked what percent chance there was he would run.
“Ninety-one,” he replied.
“I’ve got to put the means together,” Graham said. “I think I’ve got a good message. I think I’ve done more right than wrong on foreign policy. I’ve criticized the president for being weak and indecisive. I’ve been a problem solver in Washington and I think I’ve got something to offer the party and nation.”
Adding: “I’ll make that decision in May,” Graham said: “If I can raise the money, I’ll do it.”
(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Eric Walsh)