Graham donating $1M to Republican Georgia senators in crucial runoff races

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate presses Biden's pick for secretary of State on Iran, China, Russia and Yemen GOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office Graham pushes Schumer for vote to dismiss impeachment article MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he is donating $1 million to help GOP Georgia Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Warnock, Ossoff to be sworn into Senate Wednesday afternoon Georgia secretary of state certifies Warnock, Ossoff victories in Senate runoffs MORE and David PerdueDavid PerdueWarnock, Ossoff to be sworn into Senate Wednesday afternoon Georgia secretary of state certifies Warnock, Ossoff victories in Senate runoffs Nikki Haley unveils PAC ahead of possible 2024 White House bid MORE fight to retain their seats in crucial January runoffs. 

“I'm going to donate a million dollars to Senators Loeffler and Perdue from my campaign to make sure they have the resources to combat a tsunami of liberal money about to sink Georgia,” Graham said in an interview on "Fox and Friends." 

Loeffler and Perdue are facing off against Democratic challengers the Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockThe Hill's Morning Report - An inauguration like no other This week: Tensions running high in Trump's final days A tribute to Ebenezer Baptist Church: From Martin Luther King to Raphael Warnock MORE and Jon Ossoff, respectively, on Jan. 5.


Democrats would need to capture both seats in order to get control of the Senate.

Graham said that Republicans would be "in trouble" if they don't combat the Democratic donor platform ActBlue, which raised a record-breaking $1.5 billion from July through September. The GOP’s donor platform WinRed raised $1 billion over the course of the election cycle.

“We’ve got to get better. I've got 2 million donors. I'm going to ask my donors to help Georgia,” he said, adding, "And I would encourage every other Republican just don't go to Georgia, give to Georgia."

According to a poll from Remington Research Group released Thursday, Loeffler and Warnock are statistically tied at 49 percent to 48 percent with a 2.6 point margin of error. The same polling data showed Perdue ahead of Ossoff by 4 percent, 50 percent to 46 percent.

Graham said that the races “mean everything about the structure” of the nation, warning that Democrats would expand the Supreme Court and change the Electoral College if they win.

What we're trying to do is stop the most radical agenda in the history of American politics from being enacted,” he said. “And Georgia stands in the way of socialism for America.”

The historically red state flipped this year, backing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE, the first time the state voted blue since former President Clinton was elected in 1992. A hand recount of the election was announced on Wednesday.