Washington – Jaime Harrison, a Democrat working to defeat South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, raised a record $ 57 million in the third quarter of 2020, his Senate campaign announced on Sunday.
Harrison’s transportation is the highest quarterly amount raised by a Senate candidate in U.S. history and has broken former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s record of $ 38 million when he ran for office in 2018.
“This campaign makes history because our focus is on restoring hope in South Carolina,” Harrison’s spokesman Guy King said in a statement. “While Lindsey Graham continues to play political games in Washington, Jaime Harrison continues to focus on the real issues that affect people here, such as healthcare, broadband access, and helping businesses and families with COVID.”
According to Harrison’s campaign, 994,000 people donated to his election offering, with an average contribution of $ 37. Within three months he received 1.5 million donations.
Graham, who was first elected to represent South Carolina in the Senate in 2002, and Harrison, former leader of the South Carolina Democratic Party, face each other in the race for the South Carolina Senate. A CBS messageIn late September, Harrison came right behind Graham, with 44% support for Grahams 45%.