Lindsey Graham Says He'll Donate $1 Million to Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia Senate Runoff

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he will donate $1 million from his campaign to Republicans Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue as they prepare for runoff elections in Georgia.

Graham spoke to Fox News' morning show Fox & Friends on Thursday about the January 5 elections, which will be crucial in deciding control of the U.S. Senate now former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the presidential election.

Loeffler will face Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock, while Perdue's Democratic challenger is Jon Ossoff. If the Republicans lose both elections, the Senate will be tied at 50-50 and the vice president will be able to cast deciding votes. This would effectively give Democrats control.

"I'm going to donate a million dollars to Senator Loeffler and 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 News.

"The Democrats outspent us in 2020 probably 3 to 1," he said. "My opponent raised $140 million through the ActBlue giving app where liberals all over America can send small donations in to Democratic candidates.

"I raised $108 million thanks to your audience. I'm going to do two things, give them a million bucks to help them from my campaign and challenge every Republican who has a website in the Senate and in the House, direct every donation to Georgia."

.@LindseyGrahamSC is donating $1 million dollars to @KLoeffler and @Perduesenate to "make sure they have the resources to combat a tsunami of liberal money about to sink Georgia."

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 12, 2020

Graham recently won a surprisingly difficult race in South Carolina against Democrat Jaime Harrison. Harrison raised a record-breaking amount of money for a Senate candidate.

The Republican made several appearances on Fox News appealing for donations from the network's audience and complaining that the Democrats were outspending him.

"If we don't combat ActBlue, we're in trouble," Graham said. "ActBlue raised $1.5 billion in the last three months. We've got to get better. I've got two million donors. I'm going to ask my donors to help Georgia, and I would encourage every other Republican just don't go to Georgia, give to Georgia."

ActBlue is an online platform that facilitates fundraising for progressive groups and Democratic candidates, as well as left-leaning non-profit organizations. It has played a major role in bringing in money for Democratic campaigns in the 2020 cycle.

The runoff Senate elections early next year are expected to be extremely costly as the balance of power in the Senate depends on their result. Georgia has not yet been called in the presidential race but appears likely to go to Biden after a hand recount.

Sen. Lindsey Graham During a Hearing
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on November 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing is related to Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI's Russia investigation. Graham has said he will donate $1 million to Republican Senate candidates in Georgia. Susan Walsh/Getty Images