Sen. Lindsey Graham Opponent Jaime Harrison Raises Record-Breaking $57M
The Democrats’ South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate, Jaime Harrison, raised $57 million in his high-profile bid to unseat longtime GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham in November—a three-month July to September fundraising round breaking all previous Senate campaign records. Harrison’s $57 million upstages the previous record of Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who raised $38 million in 2018 while challenging Sen. Ted Cruz. Both Harrison and Graham raised most of their funds outside their home state, an indicator of national interest. Graham, who has not yet made public his campaign’s quarterly fundraising totals, has repeatedly pleaded on Fox News for campaign contributions. Harrison, who is the former chairman of South Carolina’s Democratic Party, has spent more than $7 million a week on TV ads in recent weeks, according to a third party media tracking firm.