The transformation of Lindsey Graham - The Boston Globe The South Carolina senator is in a tough reelection battle in a race turbocharged by his role as a Trump defender and push to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in hearings he will chair starting Monday. Opinion | Bye-bye, Lindsey Graham? Jaime Harrison Chases a Democratic DreamSouth Carolina’s Senate race is a national obsession. North Carolina Democrat's sex scandal renews GOP hopes of keeping majority despite Trump's drag on the ticketPresident Donald Trump's eroded political standing has hurt GOP senators in crucial races across the country, but Republicans now hope a sex scandal in North Carolina will help them fend off the Trump effect in a race that's central to holding the Senate Cunningham struggles to refocus N.C. Senate campaign after acknowledging extramarital relationshipThe GOP campaign committee decided to go back on the airwaves in the state with a $3.5 million ad buy against the Democratic challenger. Supreme Court confirmation hearing doubles as campaign stop for embattled RepublicansEmbattled Senate Republicans took advantage of the spotlight at Tuesday's confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court nominee to tout election concerns like healthcare, police and even fundraising as they fight to keep their seat In conservative South Carolina, Lindsey Graham should have cruised to an easy reelection this year. Jaime Harrison had other plans.Less than a month before Election Day, the two candidates are locked in a tight Senate race, defying old narratives about the state's politics.