COLUMBIA (WACH/AP) -- US Sen. Lindsey Graham
defeated six tea party challengers in GOP primary to avoid a runoff election.
Graham challengers in Tuesday's GOP primary, all criticized him for not being conservative enough.
Polls going into the primary showed Graham's support hovering at around 50 percent.
Graham will face state Sen. Brad Hutto, who won his primary in Novemberâ??s election.