Jaime Harrison raises $57 million in marketing campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham, shattering quarterly file


Jaime Harrison, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks throughout a ‘Rural Hope Agenda’ occasion 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 stated Sunday it had raised a colossal $57 million prior to now three months, a record-breaking sum geared toward unseating Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The spectacular $57 million Harrison raised from July via September shatters the earlier file of $38.1 million then-Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke raised in the third quarter of 2018.

The one-quarter haul brings Harrison’s marketing campaign whole to $86 million this cycle.

And whereas Sen. Graham has not but launched his third-quarter fundraising he stated in a pair of interviews final month on Fox Information that he was “being killed financially.”

“I am being killed financially. This cash is as a result of they hate my guts,” Graham stated throughout an interview on “Fox & Buddies” on Sept. 24. Later that night he informed Fox host Sean Hannity that he wanted monetary assist together with his Senate race.

“I am getting overwhelmed,” Graham informed Hannity, including: “Assist me. They’re killing me moneywise. Assist me. You probably did final week. Assist me once more.”

Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is seen in the course of the Senate Judiciary Committee listening to titled “Analyzing Finest Practices for Incarceration and Detention Throughout COVID-19,” in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2020.

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Graham, considered one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress, is going through essentially the most aggressive reelection marketing campaign of his political profession as he fights for a fourth time period.

Graham was final re-elected to the Senate in 2014.

This week, the three-term senator will oversee as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee the affirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court docket nominee Amy Coney Barrett.