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

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamA pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' Senators preview bill to stop tech giants from prioritizing their own products MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he is donating $1 million to help GOP Georgia Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Warnock picks up major abortion rights group's endorsement in reelection bid Trump endorses Hershel Walker for Georgia Senate seat MORE and David PerdueDavid PerdueDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Trump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia GOP sees Biden crises as boon for midterm recruitment 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 WarnockGOP's embrace of Trump's false claims creates new perils Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event Democratic incumbents bolster fundraising advantage in key Senate races 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 BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms 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.