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Attention on Graham, state officers in SC primary

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By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The attention is on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and races for constitutional offices as voters cast ballots in the South Carolina primaries.

Graham is seeking the GOP nomination for a third term but must get by six GOP primary challengers who say he's not conservative enough. Graham has been able to draw on a $7 million campaign fund, and one of the questions is whether he'll be able to win the nomination in a seven-way race without a runoff.

In an unusual election year, voters are also selecting nominees for the state's other U.S. Senate seat - the one held by Republican Tim Scott, who was appointed in 2012 to fill the unexpired term of Jim DeMint. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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