The Port of Charleston is desperate for federal as, as a $400,000 harbor study sits on the chopping block. The problem, of course, is that Graham is getting no support from anti-earmark Jim DeMint. GOP Congressional candidate Tim Scott has similarly pledged he wouldn’t pursue earmarks for the 1st Congressional District.
“We’re just seeing panic,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said. “It would be a complete economic disaster for South Carolina if our port is not set up to accommodate the larger ships that are coming through the Panama Canal.”