Lindsey Graham, Who’s Getting Crushed in Fundraising, Wants to Investigate ActBlue
Earlier this year, Republicans were bragging about their major fundraising advantages over the Democrats. Then Trump campaign chief Brad Parscale referred to their operation as the Death Star. But Parscale has long been demoted and Democrats are easily winning the fundraising battle.
No candidate has had a more successful donation operation than South Carolina’s Jaime Harrison. Harrison’s huge numbers have led incumbent opponent Lindsey Graham to grovel for donations at every turn. Now Graham is taking it a step further and is asking for an investigation into Democratic fundraising operations like ActBlue.
In the 3rd quarter of this year, Harrison raised $57 million compared to $28 million for Graham. Many of these donations come from people outside the state of South Carolina who want to see Graham defeated.
Graham asked The Hill, “Where’s all this money coming from ActBlue coming from? How easy would it be to just have a bunch of pre-paid credit cards?”
For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc.
In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time. pic.twitter.com/aJgCNfx1m0
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 7, 2020
The South Carolina senator continued, “Some of these shadowy figures out there running ads, is there any foreign influence afoot?”
Graham closed his remarks, “Where is all this money coming from? You don’t have to report it if it’s below $200. When this election is over with, I hope there will be a sitting down and finding out, ‘OK, how do we control this?’ It just seems to be an endless spiral.”
The longtime senator hinted that Democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse might team up with him in a review of campaign finance reform.