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Locals donate thousands to Sen. Graham's failed presidential campaign

(Source: CNN) (Source: CNN)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was running for president in 2016, he announced an end to his campaign Monday. According to CNN Graham said, "I'm going to suspend my campaign. I'm not going to suspend my desire to help the country."

Many local contributors donated to support Graham's presidential campaign: He received $1,000 donations from James Apple, the CEO of Burroughs and Chapin, Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus, US Representative Tom Rice, Francis Marion political science professor Neal Thigpen, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Transportation Mike Wooten. Philip Clayton is the CEO of Conway Medical Center and contributed $500 dollars, along with Horry County Electric Co-Op CEO James Howle.

Graham officially announced he was running for president on August 30, 2015. The senator kicked off his race targeting threats to the United States, naming radical Islamists, Iran and Russia as the largest.

Graham posted on Twitter Monday: "Thank you to everyone who honored me with their support. God bless our fighting men and women & God bless America."

For previous coverage on Graham's presidential run, tap here.

See coverage on Graham's announcement here.

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