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Graham: Clinton would crush Trump, Cruz

Graham: Clinton would crush Trump, Cruz
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Pence tours Rio Grande between US and Mexico GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures MORE (R-S.C.) is warning that the GOP’s two leading presidential candidates do not stand a chance against Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE this fall.

"I hope we can give some momentum to someone other than Sen. Cruz and Mr. Trump. Fine folks, but I think Hillary Clinton would clean their clock," Graham told South Carolina news station WLTX Fox19 on Friday.

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Graham has been particularly tough on Trump, who he recently said is “is destroying the Republican Party's chance at winning an election,” while also making clear that he does not consider Cruz a politically viable alternative.

"Ted's smart, but I think that Hillary Clinton would do a number on him," Graham said in another interview on Friday, with Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade.

Graham had praise for nearly every other GOP candidate, from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He had particularly strong praise for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

"I like Jeb a lot," he said. "Don't write Jeb Bush off."