GOP group's ad calls on Graham to push for election security: 'Are you still trying?'
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A GOP group came out with a new ad this week calling on Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Defense: Trump weighs leaving some troops in Syria to 'secure the oil' | US has pulled 2,000 troops from Afghanistan | Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan, Jordan US troops leaving Syria cross into Iraq Graham says he's open-minded on supporting impeachment: 'Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime' MORE (R-S.C.) to push for election security legislation by highlighting the lawmaker’s previous comments on the topic.

The ad, released Wednesday by the group Republicans for the Rule of Law, shows Graham on the Senate floor in July 2018 as he speaks in favor of fighting for election security in light of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


"I’m 1,000 percent convinced that the Russians meddled in our election," he said. "I’m hoping that the president will call the Congress together to secure our election the best we can."

"I don’t know how any of us can go to our constituents if we do nothing," he continued. "The one thing I cannot live with is not trying."

After the clip ends, the ad displays a message. "Senator Graham," it says. "Are you still trying?" It then calls on constituents to call Graham’s office and "tell him to secure our elections."

Fox News will air the clip in South Carolina over the weekend, HuffPost reported.

The GOP group has made similar ads directed at other Republican lawmakers such as Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTurkey says soldier killed despite cease-fire in Syria White House staggers after tumultuous 48 hours Erdoğan got the best of Trump, experts warn MORE (Fla.), James LankfordJames Paul LankfordTrump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Trump insists Turkey wants cease-fire | Fighting continues in Syrian town | Pentagon chief headed to Mideast | Mattis responds to criticism from Trump Senate GOP braces for impeachment trial 'roller coaster' MORE (Okla.) and Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate GOP braces for impeachment trial 'roller coaster' Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes MORE (Mo.).

It is unclear how much was spent on the campaign. Republicans for the Rule of Law did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The ads come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump urges GOP to fight for him Senate Dems signal they'll support domestic spending package Trump's top picks for Homeland Security chief are ineligible for job: reports MORE (R-Ky.) blocked two election security measures in July, arguing Democrats are trying to give themselves a "political benefit."

Former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE had previously warned that Russia was likely to meddle in the 2020 election.