Jaime Harrison, a US Democratic Senate candidate, speaks throughout a Rural Hope Agenda occasion in Rowesville, South Carolina, USA on Friday, August 28, 2020.
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WASHINGTON – South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison’s marketing campaign mentioned Sunday it had raised a whopping $ 57 million previously three months, a document quantity aimed toward ousting Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
The spectacular $ 57 million that Harrison raised from July to September shattered the earlier document of $ 38.1 million for the then Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke increased in the third quarter of 2018.
The quarter monitor brings Harrison’s marketing campaign whole to $ 86 million this cycle.
And whereas Senator Graham has not but launched his third quarter fundraiser, he mentioned in two interviews final month on Fox Information that he was “financially killed”.
“I am being killed financially. This cash is as a result of they hate my braveness,” Graham mentioned throughout an interview with Fox & Buddies on September 24th. Later that night, he instructed Fox presenter Sean Hannity that he wanted monetary assist along with his Senate race.
“I am getting overwhelmed,” Graham mentioned to Hannity, and added, “Assist me. They’re killing me for cash. Assist me. You probably did it final week. Assist me once more.”
Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Is seen throughout the Senate Judiciary Committee listening to entitled “Overview of Finest Practices for Detention and Detention Throughout COVID-19” in Washington, United States on June 2, 2020.
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Graham, one among Trump’s closest allies in Congress, faces essentially the most aggressive re-election marketing campaign of his political profession as he battles for a fourth time period.
Graham was final re-elected to the Senate in 2014.
This week, the three-time Senator, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will oversee the affirmation hearings of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Courtroom nominee Amy Coney Barrett.