After slow start, Graham hits his stride

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Lindsey GrahamA conservative political scientist and election analyst says South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is in a tough reelection campaign because he did not take his Democrat challenger seriously enough in the beginning. 

Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been a target as Democrats have poured millions of dollars into the campaign of his challenger, Jaime Harrison. In fact, Harrison's campaign recently announced it shattered congressional fundraising records, bringing in $57 million in the final quarter.

Graham, a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, says he has been "getting killed financially."

"Lindsey Graham has hurt himself because he has, over the last six years, not paid enough attention to home-base politics," comments Dr. Charles Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University.

In this race, he says Graham got a slow start on his campaign because he did not see Harrison as a credible opponent.

"If you had talked to me a week or two ago, I would have said Graham is in really big trouble," Dr. Dunn tells OneNewsNow. "But I wouldn't say that now, because he's begun to hit his stride in a campaign, now that he's taken Harrison very seriously, which he did not do before."

Dunn, Charles (Regent Univ.)Senator Graham has received much funding from local donors across The Palmetto State, which bodes well for him.

"So while Harrison has grabbed the lion share of the major donor money from California and New York, Lindsey Graham is ahead of him when it comes to money coming in locally from the up country, the midlands, and the low country," Dr. Dunn points out.

He also believes Graham's presence in Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings will help him close the deal with South Carolina voters.

According to recent polls, Graham's lead over Harrison has increased slightly this month.

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