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.
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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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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