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|March 7, 2015--Sen. Lindsey
Graham, a relatively new face to Iowa, received positive coverage and
perhaps the biggest boost of any of the potential candidates to appear
at the Summit.
Rastetter: You've been a strong proponent of national security, energy independence. Where does ethanol fit in on that and how do you view it?
Graham: Well every gallon of ethanol you can produce here in Iowa is one less gallon you have to buy from people who hate your guts. [applause] So keep it up. As Chuck says ethanol is good to start the day with.
Rastetter: So what about wind?
Graham: What about wind? A lot of it in Washington. Wind, nuclear, solar, oil and gas, ethanol, biomass [audience member: "coal"] count it coal--where's the coal dude? If we've got it let's use it; if we can invent it let's invent it; if we can get off dependency on foreign oil let's do it; if we can clean up the environment, good for us all. Everything; all of the above. Let's get on with it.
Where would Putin be without gas? I'll let you think about that for a minute. Just think how the world would be, no joke, if we weren't dependent on fossil fuels from people who hate our guts. We borrow money from a Communist dictatorship in China and we take $400 billion a year of the money that we earn here in America to buy oil from people who don't like us. Let's break that. Let's stop that.
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|Scott Farmer (right) is running
Sen. Graham's Security Through Strength testing the waters committee.
|Jon Seaton, helping out but
nothing official yet.