Graham to counter 'tsunami of liberal money' by donating $1M to help Georgia Senate candidates

Sen. Graham on donating $1M to Georgia runoff races: Need to stop ‘radical agenda’

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham vows to donate $1 million to Sens. Loeffler and Perdue to ensure they have the resources to combat ‘a tsunami of liberal money’ that’s about to ‘sink Georgia.’

While the balance of power in the Senate hinges on the twin runoff elections in Georgia, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is trying to counter the "tsunami of liberal money" that is pouring into the Peach State.

“I’m going to donate a million dollars to [Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue] from my campaign to make sure they have the resources to combat a tsunami of liberal money about to sink Georgia,” Graham told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday.

While Graham raised “$108 million,” during his successful campaign for reelection, he was outspent by his opponent, Jaime Harrison. Harrison received donations through an app called “Act Blue,” which provided liberals a platform to fund Democrats' political campaigns. 

“My opponent raised $140 million through the Act Blue giving app, where liberals all over America can send small donations in to Democratic candidates,” Graham said.


The twin Senate runoff elections in Georgia will decide whether the Republicans keep their Senate majority or if the Democrats control both houses of Congress as well as the White House.

But the showdowns – which are fast becoming the main event in the campaign world, with both major parties and outside groups getting ready to pour massive amounts of money and resources into the two contests – are also serving as an early testing ground for potential 2024 GOP White House hopefuls.

“This is the center of the political universe for two months,” veteran Georgia-based Republican consultant Chip Lake told Fox News. “All eyes will be focused on our state.”

The GOP held a 53-47 majority heading into the 2020 elections and faced a challenging electoral map. But the Democrats' hopes of capturing a solid Senate majority in last week’s elections were dashed as Republicans overperformed.

The current balance of power is 50-48 in favor of Republicans. That means the Democrats must win both of Georgia’s runoff elections to make it a 50-50 Senate, in which Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be the tie-breaking vote, giving her party a razor-thin majority in the chamber.


"Win Red," an app that is the alternative to Act Blue, helps Republicans raise campaign funds. Win Red raised about "$1 billion" for Republicans, falling short to Act Blue, which raised "$1.5 billion in donations in the last three months.”

Graham said if “Act Blue” is not “combatted,” the Republicans are in “trouble.”

“I’ve got two million donors. I’m going to ask my donors to help Georgia and I want to encourage every other Republican, just don’t go to Georgia, give to Georgia,” Graham said.

Graham said Democrats will try to pack the Supreme Court and do away with the Electoral College during a Biden administration if they pick up both Senate seats. 

“What we’re trying to do is stop the most radical agenda in the history of American politics from being enacted and Georgia stands in the way of socialism for America,” Graham said.

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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