Sen. Lindsey Graham To Announce 2016 Bid For Prez Today

Either Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is finally coming out, or he’s announcing his run for the 2016 GOP nomination for president this morning.

Graham will bring the number of declared GOP candidates to eight. Rick Perry will make it nine later this week. Still to declare: Scott Wilson, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush.

With the addition of Graham, that will bring the total number of announced GOP candidates to eight.

Still waiting on expected announcements from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Wilson, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

UPDATE: The AP has this clip from Graham’s announcement today. In his announcement, Graham says he has more national security experience than anyone else in the presidential race adding, “And that includes you, Hillary.”

He also threw this red meat to the followers, “I’ll be a voice for social conservative values without apology or animosity.”