Sen. Lindsey Graham sets fundraising record

Sen. Lindsey Graham sets fundraising record

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham raised over $1.4 million for his re-election campaign during the 2nd quarter of 2013.  It's the strongest fundraising tally Graham has ever reported in a single quarter.

The additional donations bring the campaign's cash-on-hand to over $6.25 million, which is the most cash-on-hand ever reported by Graham's campaign.

"We're deeply grateful for the tremendous support and generosity shown by the thousands of people who have invested in our campaign," said campaign manager Scott Farmer. "The country is facing some incredibly tough problems, and South Carolinians appreciate Senator Graham's willingness to tackle these issues with common sense, conservative solutions."

Early reports suggest that Graham's over $6.25 million cash-on-hand ranks as one of the largest war chests of any Senate campaign preparing for 2014.

"Momentum and resources continue to build," Farmer continued. "We're assembling a top-notch campaign team, and we look forward to running a very aggressive campaign."

The campaign also announced its full-time staff: Scott Farmer, who has been with Graham for twelve years and ran the successful 2008 Senate campaign, will again serve as campaign manager. The fundraising team includes Caroline Wren as finance director and Caroline O'Neal as deputy finance director. Tyson Grinstead will serve as political director, and Tate Zeigler joins the campaign as digital director and campaign spokesman after having previously worked in Senator Graham's official Senate office.

Graham's previous record for the most receipts in a single quarter was just over $1.2 million during the 1st Quarter of 2007. The final 2nd Quarter financial report will be filed by July 15 with the Secretary of the Senate.