Graham reports 'record-breaking' $109M haul during 2020 campaign

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBringing America back from the brink Progressive groups warn Congress against Section 230 changes Senators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-S.C.) raised a record-breaking $109.1 million for his 2020 reelection campaign, a number touted by his campaign as the most of any Republican Senate candidate in history.

Graham spent $96.4 million over the course of his reelection campaign, of which $49.1 million was spent between Oct. 1 and Nov. 5.

Of note, Graham raised the most money, $5.1 million, the day that the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, advanced Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettBiden begins staffing commission to study Supreme Court reform: report In Biden, the media finally have a religious president to celebrate Rubio reintroduces amendment to block court packing MORE’s nomination to the full Senate for a vote.


Graham’s campaign had over $11 million in cash on hand as of Nov. 23.

In addition, Graham has raised $2.4 million since Election Day to help Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueState-level Republicans wracked by division after Trump's loss Suburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority MORE (R-Ga.) and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerState-level Republicans wracked by division after Trump's loss Limbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration Suburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era MORE (R-Ga.) in critical Senate runoff races in Georgia that will determine which party controls the upper chamber.

Graham defeated Democratic challenger Jaime HarrisonJaime HarrisonTom Perez 'taking a look' at run for Maryland governor Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair Democrats see Georgia as model for success across South MORE in November to retain his Senate seat as South Carolina had emerged as a close contest amid record fundraising. The Democrat turned heads when he raised $57 million in the third quarter of 2020 alone, setting an all-time fundraising record for a U.S. Senate candidate.

Harrison's head-turning fundraising hauls helped fuel a closer-than-expected race and prompting warnings from Graham in the final weeks that he was getting “killed financially” by a Democratic wave of cash.

The South Carolina senator outraised Harrison from Oct. 15 to Nov. 23.