Jaime Harrison campaign fundraising raised $13.9 million in quarter.
Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison’s campaign to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) in South Carolina pulled in nearly $14 million in the second quarter of the year, setting a statewide fundraising record in the process.
Harrison’s campaign said on Tuesday that it had raised more than $13.9 million in the period covering April through June, nearly doubling its first-quarter fundraising haul of $7.4 million and marking the second consecutive quarter in which Harrison has set a quarterly record in South Carolina.
“Our campaign’s record-breaking fundraising reflects the grassroots energy behind Jaime’s movement, and will allow this campaign to make the investments necessary to send Lindsey home for good,” Guy King, a spokesperson for Harrison’s campaign, said in a statement.
Graham hasn’t yet disclosed his full second-quarter fundraising numbers and isn’t required to do so until July 15. But the most recent filings available, which cover the pre-primary period in South Carolina spanning April 1 to May 20, showed Harrison out-raising Graham by about $600,000.
Harrison also raised more than Graham in the first quarter of 2020, bringing in about $7.4 million to Graham’s $5.7 million.
Still, Graham has raised more than Harrison across the entire cycle to date and has consistently led his Democratic challenger in cash reserves. His latest filing with the Federal Election Commission showed him with nearly $14 million in cash on hand as of May 20. At the time, Harrison reported about $6.7 million in cash on-hand.
Harrison’s campaign did not report an updated cash-on-hand figure when it announced its second-quarter fundraising haul on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, Harrison’s fundraising announcement adds to the wave of cash that has washed over Democratic campaigns in recent months. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pulled in a staggering $141 million in June, out-raising President Trump by $10 million.