Democratic Senate nominee for the state of South Carolina, Jaime Harrison, set a new fundraising record for a Senate candidate after raising $57 million in the third quarter of this year.
The record was previously held by former Texas Democratic candidate for Senate, Beto O’Rourke, who raised $38.1 million in July through September of 2018 when he faced Ted Cruz (R).
While Lindsey Graham has yet to announce his third-quarter fundraising numbers, Harrison has been outraising the three-term incumbent. During the second quarter, Harrison took in nearly $14 million in donations while Graham only raised $8.2 million.
Last month, Graham begged Fox News viewers to donate to his campaign, bemoaning that he was “being killed financially” by Harrison.
“This money is because they hate my guts,” Graham said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Sept. 24.
“Help me,” Graham told viewers a few hours later during an interview with Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity. “They’re killing me moneywise. Help me. You did last week. Help me again.”
Recent polling shows Graham and Harrison in a virtual tie. Each candidate received 48% of the vote in a Quinnipiac poll conducted last month.