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SC Dem Raises $2.1M in Quarter to Unseat Lindsey Graham

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Jaime Harrison (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 03 October 2019 03:13 PM

South Carolina Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison raised more than $2.1 million in the third quarter for his challenge to Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham, bringing his total cash on hand to beyond $2.6 million at more than a year away from the election, according to news reports Thursday.

Harrison's $2.1 million haul was the most raised in a single quarter by a Democratic U.S. Senate challenger in South Carolina, The Post and Courier reports, exceeding the $1.5 million raised last quarter.

The average contribution was just $24, Harrison's campaign said.

A former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Harrison, 43, is an associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

"Our campaign is growing and powered by grassroots supporters across South Carolina and the nation," Harrison said, the Post and Courier reports.

"I am fighting to ensure that every South Carolinian has access to affordable health care, good paying jobs and student loan debt relief.

"This campaign is about bringing hope back into the lives of the people of the Palmetto State and bringing a spirit of public service back to the Senate," he said.

A Graham campaign spokesman told the Post and Courier that officials were still calculating his third-quarter efforts, but said he had a $6.4 million war chest heading into the period.

Graham, 64, is in his third term in a heavily Republican state that President Donald Trump won by more than 14 points in 2016.

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South Carolina Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison raised more than $2.1 million in the third quarter for his challenge to Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham, bringing his total cash on hand to beyond $2.6 million at more than a year away from the election . . .
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