Jaime Harrison obliterates Senate fundraising record — proving just how fed up America is with Lindsey Graham

Jaime Harrison obliterates Senate fundraising record — proving just how fed up America is with Lindsey Graham
Composite image of Sen Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison (screengrabs)

"If we nominate Donald Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it." That's a tweet Lindsey Graham sent on May 3, 2016, as his party was barreling over a cliff, on the verge of making Donald Trump the Republican nominee for president.

Unfortunately for all of us, the nomination was sealed and the reality of the reality show president has been even worse than imagined, something reflected in Civiqs polling. By a margin of ten points, 48-38, people think the Trump presidency was worse than they expected. All things considered, even that gap doesn't seem wide enough.

And while a blue wave seems to be on the horizon in just a few weeks, perhaps no race has shocked more than Lindsey Graham's re-election bid in South Carolina, which is effectively tied at the moment. Graham still seems likely to win, but his opponent, Jaime Harrison, has made deep in-roads in the Palmetto State. A year ago nobody gave this race a chance and now, with only three weeks to go, not only is this race closer than anticipated, Harrison has been flooded with small-dollar donations. On Sunday his campaign announced an absolutely jaw-dropping total for this final quarter going into the election. Are you sitting down?


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