Lindsey Graham projected to win South Carolina Senate race

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during GetItDone bus tour campaign rally at Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken, S.C., on Sunday, November 1, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesSen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is projected to win his bid for reelection, according to NBC News. He was taking on Jaime Harrison in a brutal fight for South Carolina’s Senate seat. Harrison seemingly came out of nowhere to take on the longtime South Carolina incumbent. He ran a campaign that focused, in part, on Graham’s allegiance to President Donald Trump.Harrison became one of the most successful Senate candidates in the fundraising game. He raised $57 million in the third quarter, outpacing Graham.Those fundraising victories led to an outpouring of outside money into the race, including millions spent by a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Many polls showed the race tied or close right up until Election Day.Graham had never faced an opponent who raised as much money as Harrison.The South Carolina lawmaker ran on a platform that included claims that Harrison, who is also a leader within the Democratic National Committee, has ties to the more progressive side of the party.For Democrats, Graham’s victory could be a blow to having a chance at becoming the majority in the U.S. Senate.The Cook Political Report marked the race as a toss-up. NBC News projected earlier on Tuesday that John Hickenlooper defeated Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. Democrats can still pickup victories in Senate races in Maine, Montana, Iowa, Arizona or North Carolina. Those were labeled either as toss-up or “lean Democrat” going into Election Day. This is developing news. Check back for updates.

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