Lindsey Graham Leads Jaime Harrison in South Carolina Race, Poll Shows Mr. Graham, in a tough fight for re-election, is ahead by six percentage points, a Times/Siena College poll shows. Graham hasn’t released fundraising totals for the latest quarter, although it’s likely he’s been eclipsed by Harrison, an associate Democratic National Committee chairman and former lobbyist. Republican senator faces backlash after mocking colleague Kamala Harris’ name. "Where the hell is all this money coming from?
But this week, Mr. Graham actually fared better among respondents than Mr. Trump. In North Carolina, Cal Cunningham said he brought in more than $28 million. Democrat in South Carolina US Senate race raises record $57m. Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who went from being one of President Trump’s fiercest critics to one of his biggest boosters, faces a much tougher challenge than he expected as he seeks re-election. But that fantasy scenario is now reality for Democrat Jaime Harrison and his team, after he reported a jaw-dropping fundraising haul Sunday of $57 million for the third quarter. This is not about Mr. Harrison, this is about liberals hating my guts because I stood up for (Supreme Court Justice Brett) Kavanaugh when they tried to destroy his life. ", Some Republicans believe that the extent of Harrison's advertising could galvanize voters to Graham's cause. Asked how the additional money could possibly be spent, Harrison campaign manager Zack Carroll told the Associated Press that they planned to hold nothing back, using “every dollar donated” in digital organizing, communication with Black voters and ads in seven media markets that cover the state.
They’ve served together since 2017. Credit... Joshua Boucher/The State, via Associated Press Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham speaks during the reauthorisation of Freedom Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, November 6, 2019 [Joshua Roberts/Reuters]The latest fundraising report comes one day before the start of what is predicted to be a contentious hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Jason Strickland, a 44-year-old Republican from Summerville, S.C., lamented Mr. Graham’s willingness to compromise, citing immigration as an example. Hiring, flags, even slavery: Racial justice features in state ballot measures across U.S. Graham has responded by saying he feels Democrats would do the same if given the choice. Graham said. There is far more uncertainty in the Senate race. And while 40 percent of South Carolinians said they had a very favorable view of Mr. Trump, there was less enthusiasm for Mr. Graham. (CNN)It's a question most workaday campaign consultants could only dream of: how to spend $57 million in South Carolina in the final three weeks before Election Day, with voting already underway. Do you think these Senate candidates are honest and trustworthy? During Harrison’s Oct. 3 debate with Graham, social media users across the country chimed into tweet threads with pledges to donate as often as they could. It's not just Harrison, either — Democratic Senate candidates across the country have been posting massive fundraising totals, previewing a spending blitz in the weeks to come. For the race overall, not including the most recent quarter, Harrison’s in-state contribution amount is 10 percent. President Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr. by eight points in a state he won by 14 in 2016. Based on a New York Times/Siena College poll of 605 likely voters in South Carolina from Oct. 9 to Oct. 14.
Mr. Graham, seeking a fourth term, is capturing 89 percent of Republicans, a number he will need to increase to stave off Mr. Harrison’s challenge, given the likelihood of Black voters moving to the Democrat. South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison has shattered congressional fundraising records, bringing in $57 million in the final quarter for his U.S. Senate campaign against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham as the GOP tries to retain control of the chamber in the Nov. 3 election. South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison's campaign reports he raised $57 million in the final quarter in the race against GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham. Even more stark, and for Democrats downright daunting, is the gap among white voters without a college degree: 77 percent favor Mr. Trump while just 18 percent support Mr. Biden. While college-educated white voters in other Sun Belt states favor Mr. Biden or break even between the two presidential contenders, they favor Mr. Trump 50 percent to 38 percent in South Carolina.
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