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‘They Hate My Guts’: Graham Begs Fox News Viewers For Donations, Says He’s ‘Getting Killed Financially’

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‘They Hate My Guts’: Graham Begs Fox News Viewers For Donations, Says He’s ‘Getting Killed Financially’




Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appeared on Fox News Thursday to tell viewers he was “getting killed financially” by his Democratic opponent Jamie Harrison.

“My opponent will raise $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” Graham said. “The most money ever spent in the history of the state on a Senate race in this state was by me in 2014 when I spent $13 million.”



“I’m being killed financially. This money is because they hate my guts.”

The Hill notes: “It wasn’t immediately clear what figure Graham was referring to, given that Harrison has raised just over $28 million as of the last Federal Election Commission filings in June, compared to Graham’s $29 million. Graham held a cash advantage over Harrison at the end of June, with the Republican reporting $15 million in cash reserves compared to Harrison’s $10.2 million.”

Graham noted that Harrison had reportedly raised $6 million in the 72 hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday.
Earlier this week Graham made a similar pitch on Fox News, when he asked viewers to “help me fight back” by contributing to his campaign.




“They’re not going to intimidate me, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell [R-Ky.] or anybody else,” Graham said Monday. “I’m getting outraised 3 to 1, outspent 4 to 1.”

Recent polls revealed that Sen. Graham is neck and neck with his Democratic challenger.

“The survey from Quinnipiac University found Graham and Harrison both drawing 48 percent support from likely voters in South Carolina, with just 3 percent saying they are not sure who they are going to vote for on Nov. 3,” reported the Post and Courier last week.





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