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‘People hate my guts': GOP senator Lindsey Graham bemoans rival's surge in donations following RBG's death

Added 09-26-20 12:11:02am EST - “Senator faces stiff competition to hold onto seat” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “‘People hate my guts’: GOP senator Lindsey Graham bemoans rival’s surge in donations following RBG’s death”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator, has complained he is getting "killed financially" by his Democratic rival, Jaime Harrison, who has seen a surge in donations following death of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Mr Gramham, whose role as Judiciary Committee chair puts him at the heart of GOP efforts to replace Ginsburg before November's election, bemoaned the reported improved financial muscle of his rival, saying that the donors "hate my guts".

"My opponent will raise $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” Mr Graham, 65, told Fox News on Thursday. “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.”

It was not immediately clear what figure Mr Graham, an ardent supporter of president Trump, had been alluding to. Recent reports have suggested that Mr Harrison, 44, pulled in around $9 million worth of donations in the 72 hours following Ginsburg's death last Friday.

According to federal election spending records, Mr Harrison raised $28 million in June, compared with his rival's $29 million. It remains to be seen how much more money Mr Harrison can pull into the coffers before November's election, but the $100 million touted by his rival seems excessive.  

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