Jaime Harrison raises $57 million in campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham
Jaime Harrison, a Democratic U.S. Senate applicant, speaks all through a ‘Rural Hope Agenda’ celebration in Rowesville, South Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.
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WASHINGTON — The marketing campaign of South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison mentioned Sunday it had lifted a colossal $57 million in the previous a few months, a record-breaking sum aimed at unseating Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
The extraordinary $57 million Harrison lifted from July by September shatters the prior report of $38.1 million then-Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke raised in the third quarter of 2018.
The single-quarter haul brings Harrison’s marketing campaign overall to $86 million this cycle.
And whilst Sen. Graham has not nevertheless released his third-quarter fundraising he claimed in a pair of interviews past thirty day period on Fox Information that he was “staying killed monetarily.”
“I am remaining killed monetarily. This income is because they detest my guts,” Graham claimed throughout an interview on “Fox & Buddies” on Sept. 24. Afterwards that night he told Fox host Sean Hannity that he necessary economical assistance with his Senate race.
“I’m receiving overcome,” Graham advised Hannity, introducing: “Enable me. They’re killing me moneywise. Support me. You did last 7 days. Assist me once again.”
Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is observed through the Senate Judiciary Committee listening to titled “Examining Greatest Methods for Incarceration and Detention All through COVID-19,” in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2020.
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Graham, a person of Trump’s closest allies in Congress, is struggling with the most competitive reelection marketing campaign of his political vocation as he fights for a fourth expression.
Graham was previous re-elected to the Senate in 2014.
This week, the 3-phrase senator will oversee as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee the affirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.