Jaime Harrison Taps California, New York For Financial Support In Bid To Unseat Graham

Jaime Harrison Taps California, New York For Financial Support In Bid To Unseat Graham


Despite major fundraising success, Democrat senatorial candidate Jaime Harrison appears to be trailing Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in a newly released poll, with Graham’s lead widening.

In the third quarter of this year, Harrison raised approximately $57 million. However, Harrison is falling further behind his incumbent opponent, according to a poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult, which puts Graham leading Harrison 48% to 42%.

This is much more promising for Graham than a previous Morning Consult poll which had both candidates neck and neck at 46% to 45%. (RELATED: Jaime Harrison Raises $57 Million In Third Quarter, Shatters Record)

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FILE PHOTO: Jaime Harrison chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party speaks during a Democratic National Committee forum in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

According to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), Harrison received 22,462 individual contributions from California alone. Graham also received a large number of individual contributions from California; however, it was less than half of what Harrison received. Graham received more of his contributions from his home state than anywhere else.

According to data from the FEC, candidates often receive large numbers of contributions

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