Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday returned to begging voters for campaign donations during a Fox News appearance — successfully making a first plea before he was abruptly cut off during a second attempt to scrounge for contributions.
The South Carolina lawmaker shamelessly groveled for donations twice during Laura Ingraham’s show as he faces perhaps one of the toughest reelection bids of his career before the network cut him off:
Lindsey Graham attempts to beg for money a second time in one interview and is cut off pic.twitter.com/SqSHt7Vwz5
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 28, 2020
Tuesday night was not the first time Graham, who faces a formidable fundraiser — Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison — has asked for cash on Fox News:
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 27, 2020
In fact, he’s begged so many times that The Lincoln Project, a conservative group that has strongly opposed President Donald Trump’s reelection bid plugged Graham’s haunting fundraising appeal into a horror movie, suggesting in a video released late Tuesday that his whining pleas would only need to be endured for seven more days as the election enters its final week.
Ahead of the confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Graham had taken to using his promise to deliver the votes to confirm then-Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the high court as part of his pitch to voters to fill his pockets with campaign donations.
“My opponent will raise $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” Graham said late last month on the network in an apparent inflation of figures raised by his opponent.
“I’m being killed financially,” he added. “This money is because they hate my guts.”
Graham later suggested during an interview with The Hill published last week that Harrison’s campaign funds had come from “shadowy figures” and floated a potential investigation into their origins.
Per the Associated Press, Graham raised $28 million in the third quarter, a record for a Republican Senate candidate that Harrison more than doubled — raising $57 million in the same period. Harrison’s campaign told AP that the total busted previous records becoming the largest sum achieved by any Senate candidate during a single three-month period.