Elections are full of uncertainty.
But this one takes the cake.
Now, Chuck Schumer never saw this giant defeat coming.
In an attempt to beat Sen. Lindsey Graham, Democrat Jaime Harrison spent a record $104.1 million in his campaign.
That is the most money a Democrat has spent on their campaign.
And it ultimately failed.
Harrison attempted to unseat Graham as a punishment for his role in helping confirm conservative judges to the Supreme Court.
However, his plan backfired spectacularly.
The Democrats poured huge amounts of money into Harrison’s campaign, only to come up dry.
Fox News summarized the numbers early on Election Day:
“Harrison announced a record-breaking fundraising haul of $57 million on October 11 for the third quarter of the election cycle. The previous quarterly record — $38 million — was held by former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke in his losing 2018 Senate bid against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
“Harrison has also now both raised and spent more than $100 million overall, by far the most of any Senate candidate in American history. He raked in $107.6 million in donations, but his campaign spent almost as much, doling out $104.1 million. The previous spending record was set in 2018 by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., with $85 million, though much of that total was self-funded.”
As Harrison’s campaign grew closer and closer to Graham, he himself took to social media and conservative talk shows to defend his name.
Joel B. Pollak of Breitbart News stated:
“As Harrison appeared to inch closer to Graham, the three-term veteran became a ubiquitous presence on social media and conservative talk shows, warning (correctly) that liberals were raising massive sums of money to punish him for the recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
“That effort may have paid off (no pun intended), as Graham held onto the seat. If Republicans retain the Senate, Graham will likely return as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
Now the Democrats have nothing to show for all their money and effort.
Truly, they have messed up big time.
Their entire campaign was centered around kicking out Graham for his support in confirming Amy Coney Barrett.
Her confirmation has been a huge sticking point for the Democrats who are enraged another conservative justice made it to the ranks of the Supreme Court.
In response to her confirmation, Biden has suggested a new system where justices “move courts,” but the whole thing sounds too complicated and will ultimately change nothing.
Graham successfully kept his seat this go around, but it just begs the question of how far the Democrats will be willing to go next time to get what they want.
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