Jeb Bush Grabs Lindsey Graham’s Former Supporters

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been able to win over many of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) supporters since Graham dropped out of the presidential race this week.

According to The Hill:

Graham team members in New Hampshire and South Carolina are now backing the former Florida governor, according to his campaign. New supporters include Eddie Floyd, Anita Zucker and Bob Royall, all former co-chairmen for Graham’s finance efforts in South Carolina.

Former Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins, Graham’s state finance chairman, is backing Bush, as is Pam Patenaude, a former Graham delegate in the early voting state of New Hampshire, his campaign added.

The hires are unlikely to add much of a boost to Bush’s campaign, which continues to find itself on life support. The latest poll has Bush with only eight percent of support nationally. Graham never even reached two percent of national support. The combined support is insufficient to get Bush’s campaign close enough to pose a threat to Donald Trump, who leads with 28 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with 24 percent.