2020 daily roundup: Donor cash surging to Lindsey Graham’s opponent; Trump, Biden in Minnesota

The latest headlines and other things you should know today from the 2020 election.

There are 46 days until Election Day. Here’s today’s latest.

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Top story

Donor cash surges to Harrison, the Democrat taking on Graham

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It won’t be known until Election Day if a poll showing a tightening contest between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison portends an upset — but the gains are real enough in the Democrat’s campaign account.

On the heels of a Quinnipiac University poll that has him tied with Graham among likely voters in South Carolina, Harrison’s campaign has marked two back-to-back fundraising days of $1 million apiece, bringing his total fundraising to over $30 million.

It’s a staggering sum, unheard of for a Democrat competing in this conservative state, and matches what Graham has also raised in his pursuit of a fourth term. It also dwarfs the $10 million figure Harrison previously told The Associated Press he thought necessary to win. Read the full story here:

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Battle for the Senate: North Carolina

In N.C. Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

How Republican Sen. Thom Tillis remains close to Trump politically could determine whether he wins a second term against Cal Cunningham, a well-funded Democrat who until recently was leading in polls. The swing-state senator has spent the last four years trying to calibrate his distance to a president who is beloved by die-hard conservatives but brings discomfort to many moderates, who will likely determine the election. Read the full story here:

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