Dem challenger in SC Senate race raises record $57 million

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Courtesy: NewsNation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison has shattered congressional fundraising records, with his U.S. Senate campaign reporting he raised $57 million in the final quarter in the race against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham.

Harrison’s campaign says the total is the largest-ever during a single three-month period by any Senate candidate. It tops the $38 million raised by Democrat Beto O’Rourke in 2018 in the final fundraising period of his challenge to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

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Graham hasn’t released fundraising totals for the previous quarter, although it’s likely he’s been eclipsed by Harrison.

Last month, Graham made a public plea for fundraising to help him keep up with Harrison.