Lindsey Graham is predicting his opponent's record fundraising haul will spark a 'backlash'
Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) has his hands full this week as the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs holds Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, but he's still in a tough spot hard-fought re-election, embroiled in battle in South Carolina. His Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, made headlines this weekend after his campaign announced he received record-breaking donations of $ 57 million in the third quarter of 2020. Graham said Monday the number was "impressive" but suggested that it might actually harm Harrison at the voting booth.
According to Graham, the cash spate is a national response to the fact that he helped confirm the Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 and is considered a political ally of President Trump. And he doesn't think things will go well in Palmetto State, where he believes there is "a play building" as he claims it looks like Harrison is "trying to buy the state".
It's true that Harrison received a good number of donations outside of the state, but that's pretty common with a candidate in a smaller state like South Carolina, including Graham himself.
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