Sen. Lindsey Graham is taking fire from the Right and the Left, a development that has placed the South Carolina Republican in a political quagmire as a challenge to his reelection bid heats up.
Jaime Harrison, Graham’s Democratic opponent, raised more than $20 million during the first six months of the year — enough to mount a credible Senate bid in states far larger than South Carolina. Less than eight weeks before Election Day, Harrison is using that war chest to flood television airwaves and digital platforms with campaign advertising. Graham has never before faced general-election opposition of this magnitude.
Meanwhile, just after Labor Day, Graham, 65, came under attack from Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The highly rated television commentator, who has cultivated a loyal following among grassroots Republicans, used his prime-time perch to blame Graham for President Trump’s problematic interview with veteran Washington journalist Bob Woodward. Trump acknowledged privately to Woodward that the coronavirus posed