At a news conference to announce an alliance against South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the candidates described Graham as “ambiguously gay.”

Four of Graham's challengers in June's Republican primary gathered to announce that they were united against Graham, pledging to support each other through the general election.

“It's about time that South Carolina [says] 'Hey, we're tired of the ambiguously gay senator from South Carolina,'” Dave Feliciano of Spartanburg said from the podium. “We're ready for a new leader to merge the Republican Party. We're done with this. This is what it's about, all of us coming together and saying, 'One way or the other, one of us is going to be on that ballot in November.'”

The State described Feliciano as a former police officer with no political experience and the “most minor of the candidates.”

Six candidates have jumped into the race against Graham, a staunch opponent of gay rights who has previously battled rumors about his sexual orientation.

(Related: Senator Lindsey Graham: “I ain't gay.”)