Joao’s Mystery: AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine’s Volunteer died at 28yo in Brazil, A ‘presence of evil’ pervading the Assange trial. "I think that Lindsey Graham is a hypocrite for letting this vote go for the Supreme Court. Jamie Harrison is what the United States Senate and the people of South Carolina needs Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stands onstage with President Trump during a Feb. 28 campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C. His allegiance to Trump has left some moderate voters feeling snubbed and switching allegiances to Democrat Jaime Harrison. But what he didn't count on was that his transformation from independent Republican to Trump toady would turn him into enemy No. Then the senator "just veered off into Never Never Land.". "I don't know what's going on out there, but I can tell you there's a lot of money being raised in this campaign," he said at one point, speaking to the nominee and, seemingly, everyone at the whole hearing. He has always relied on moderate voters — be they Republicans, independents or Democrats. ", That opinion comes from a Democrat, but Nicholson quickly explains that she has voted for Graham every time he has run for Senate. What has changed this year is Graham himself, specifically how he has aligned himself within the Republican Party. "I'd like to know where the hell some of it's coming from.". How great would it be to see the back of Lindsey Graham out the door for the last time? Some South Carolina voters, like real estate agent Melinda Nicholson, are mystified by Graham moving from such a close friendship with McCain to his current friendship with Trump. Speaking Truth To Empire: VT’s Jim Dean Talks U.S. Foreign Policy with Host Dan Yassen, Fauci’s anger at Trump more damning than first appeared. Lindsey Graham debated an imaginary opponent — but he was debating Jaime Harrison, who scored a decisive victory. The Supreme Court is a motivator for anti-Graham voters too. Carnegie Robotics Joins! What's abundantly clear here is that Graham is in deep trouble. Make no doubt: South Carolina remains a solidly Republican state, and since Graham was first elected in 2002, he has won easily every time. Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large, Updated 1456 GMT (2256 HKT) October 7, 2020. ", Not this year. Covid-19 now less Lethal”, Israeli officials are scared of Joe Biden. The question is how much (or how little). Donald Trump was "unfit for office" and a "religious bigot," according to Graham back then. Salon: What ‘civil’ Debate? The incumbent senator spent the past week chairing the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and he even alluded to Harrison's fundraising success during those proceedings when the topic of campaign finance came up. Towards the end of Saturday night’s first Senate debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, the candidates were asked on … It's very concerning.". Anime Review: Kengan Ashura Amazes In First 24 Episodes! COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — On Friday, a new poll by Cornell Belcher and his firm, Research and Strategies, shows Jaime Harrison leading Senator Lindsey Graham by 2%. That broken promise is an issue for voter Brenda Toohey, a 56-year-old nurse practitioner from Mount Pleasant, S.C. She says events of the past four years have made her an even stronger Democrat. The survey shows Harrison currently earning 47% to Graham’s 45%. The incumbent's vocal defense of Trump has prompted Democrats from around the U.S. to make online donations to Harrison. But he has also had the money to build a campaign organization and reach out to voters through social media, radio, direct mail and phone calls. Lindsey Graham Faces Jaime Harrison, With Moderate Voters Key The South Carolina senator used to depend on moderate voters to survive primaries. With that national support, Harrison has been able to mount an aggressive media campaign, especially with television ads — some of them biographical, introducing himself to voters, and some of them classic attack ads going after Graham. This year, she says, "I'm voting for Jaime Harrison.". But a little more than two weeks out from Election Day, it's within reach. "You know, all the bumper stickers and all that sort of stuff in politics that you do. For more information on Belcher’s poll, CLICK HERE. FFWN: You Can Observe a Lot Just By Watching! He went from being more than 15 points down early in the year to virtually wiping out Graham's lead in a series of polls as the campaign reached its final month. Caught: Fake scientists giving false COVID death rates, Italy at over 12 percent, US... VT was right: Ukrainian Neo-Nazi trucker FINALLY indicted for protest ramming…Police hunting for him, Ironclad Beetle’s Exoskeleton Holds Up to Crushing Force 39,000 Times Beetle’s Weight. But Graham had seemed to put much of that worry to bed with a transparent flip-flop from major Trump critic when they both sought the 2016 Republican nomination to one of the President's most loyal and fierce defenders over his first term. In the Charleston area, people have been casting ballots at the local sports coliseum. The one I watched revealed Donald Trump as a cold-blooded... Witchcraft? "We were always eyeball to eyeball on the issues," he says. While polling showed him behind Graham by double digits earlier this year, the, The X factor in the race, which neither Harrison nor Graham can truly control, is how Trump (and former Vice President Joe Biden) perform at the top of the ticket in South Carolina. Or that Harrison, a former state party chairman, would turn into one of the best candidates for Democrats in the country. Even the most optimistic Democrats didn't have South Carolina on the list of Republican U.S. Senate seats they seriously thought they could flip at the start of 2020. Charleston attorney Andy Savage says that his politics are mostly right in the middle and that he regular splits his ballot between Democratic and Republican candidates. MIKE HARRIS SHOW: Number 3 in the series of interviews with…, FBI Most Wanted Al Qaeda commander Killed by Afghan Security Forces, Azerbaijani Forces rush to capture Lachin Corridor from retreating Armenians, Syrian Refugees Have Become a Tool of Duplicitous Politics, Armenia Launches Ballistic Missiles on Azerbaijan amid retreat in Nagorno-Karabakh Region, Italy-US Academic Virologist: “Stop to Pandemic’s Terrorism. No one expects Trump to win by 14 as he did in 2016. Mike O'Connell, 54, is a police officer who describes himself as an independent who is conservative. Now, it appears, Graham can't spare much of any support. How Do You Know if You Have an Eating Disorder? But one constant had been his unwavering support for Graham, as a voter and as a contributor. Will India Implant Security Forces into Kashmir Permanently? In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Early voting in South Carolina is now underway. I am like the happiest dude in America right now.". It's more money than Harrison — who hopes to be the first African American Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from a Southern state — could even hope to spend in the final weeks of the campaign. "I'm just not pleased," Nicholson says of Graham. One Harrison TV spot shows clips of Graham from the 2016 campaign, when he seemed appalled by Trump. They famously helped him survive primary challenges over the years from far more conservative Republican hopefuls. Harrison will hold his own rally in North Charleston on Saturday. If Trump wins South Carolina by a point or two, that's great news for Harrison's chances. On Thursday, the New York Times released their own poll, which showed Graham ahead by six points. 1 for Democrats around the country. At which point Graham was almost certainly patting himself on the back for ensuring a fourth term. Lindsey Graham Leads Jaime Harrison in South Carolina Race, Poll Shows Mr. Graham, in a tough fight for re-election, is ahead by six percentage points, a Times/Siena College poll shows.