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Senator Lindsey Graham pleaded for campaign donations after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 

Sen. Graham: “I think people in South Carolina are excited about Judge Barrett. I don’t know how much it affected fundraising today, but if you want to help me close the gap…I think the contest in South Carolina has taken on sort of a national profile.” pic.twitter.com/ufW1G0nT71

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“I think people in South Carolina are excited about Judge Barrett. I don’t know how much it affected fundraising today, but if you want to help me close the gap,” Graham said to reporters after the hearing.

It was quickly noted that it’s illegal to solicit campaign contributions inside a federal building. 

“Senate Members and staff may not receive or solicit campaign contributions in any federal building,” according to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

Graham’s Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison has raised a record $57 million from July through September — the highest quarterly fundraising for a Senate candidate in history, Newsweek reported. Graham told reporters he raised $28 million. 

The Republican senator made the same plea during an interview …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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