SC-Sen: Jaime Harrison (D) Continues To Outraise Lindsey Graham (R) Going Into The General Election

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina:

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison raised $10.6 million during the month of August in his bid to unseat three-term Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to his campaign.

The amount is more than what Graham raised during the second quarter of this year. Graham brought in $8.4 million in April, May and June combined.

Graham’s campaign has not released its fundraising totals for August, figures that are not due for reporting until mid-October.

It’s clear that Harrison’s message that Graham isn’t the same person he was years ago is resonating:

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“I like to say there’s Lindsey Graham 1.0, and now I’m running against Lindsey Graham 2.0,” Harrison told Axios while discussing polls that show a tight race in the state. Graham has cruised to reelection in previous races.

“The old Lindsey Graham I thought did a fairly good job. This new Lindsey Graham is MIA,” Harrison added.

Lindsay Graham 2.0,” he said, arose “right around the passing of [Sen.] John McCain,” a close friend of Graham’s. “The old Lindsey Graham finally went away and this new Lindsey Graham emerged.”

And that he wants to usher in a chapter in the South:

What he's saying: “Lindsey Graham, a man who I used to have tremendous respect for, he's changed. He's not the same person,” Harrison told “Axios on HBO.”

  • “I'm running against a guy who cares more about his own political relevance and his political power than he does addressing the issues that people are dealing with here on a day-to-day basis.”
  • Harrison said if elected, he hopes to usher in a new era for the South. “We are about to close the chapter on the old South and start a whole brand new book that I call the new South,” he said. “A new South that is bold, that is inclusive, that is diverse.”
  • He pointed to his recently released “Rural Hope Agenda” as a way to achieve that vision through policy, touching on things like education, infrastructure and broadband access for rural Americans.

Let’s keep up the momentum to flip South Carolina Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Harrison, Biden and their fellow South Carolina Democrats campaigns:

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