“I’m a Ronald Reagan conservative,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters before speaking to a few hundred people at the Columbia Rotary Club on Monday. “You get 80 percent of what you want, that’s a good day.”

It’s the other 20 percent that could get Graham in trouble with S.C. GOP primary voters next year, when the Seneca Republican’s Senate seat is expected to be the main event in a primary season that will see voters deciding 11 statewide races…

“I expect them to mount a challenge, and I expect to fight back and push back,” Graham said Monday. “I feel good about my re-election.”

That could be because Graham last week reported he had raised $1.4 million in the latest quarter, leaving him with $6.25 million available to spend – the most he ever has had, according to his campaign.