Senate Democrats raised record cash, but much went to losing candidates

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      N2Doc
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      Democratic Senate candidates raised unprecedented amounts of money in hopes of reclaiming the upper chamber Tuesday, but large chunks of that money went to candidates who lost big on Election Day.

      Democrats hoped a rising tide could lift their challengers in red states. Polls showed close races, even in states like South Carolina and Kansas, that forced GOP groups to invest in deep-red areas. Such results never emerged, and Democratic donors who gave record-breaking amounts of money to those Senate candidates were left empty-handed.

      In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison raised nearly $108 million, an all-time record, but is losing by 14 points to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) with 91 percent of the vote reported. Harrison outraised Graham by $35 million through mid-October, a fact that caused Graham to plead for donations on-air, and prompted super PACs to spend $32 million backing him. When all was said and done, the race wasn’t particularly close.

      “To all the pollsters out there: You have no idea what you’re doing,” Graham said Tuesday, despite his earlier warnings he could lose the race. “And to all the liberals in California and New York, you wasted a lot of money.”

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      Well we know the campaign consultants made out like gangsters…

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Although I wonder why in all of this no one raises the possibility of plain cheating

      So many ways to do it

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      One born every minute.

      They’ve been doing this for how many elections now? They raise a shitload of money and lose. But they don’t care about winning; only raising shitloads of money. That should be obvious by now.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      @coldmountaintrail I haven’t seen enough exit poll data yet. From what little I have seen, it appears that the polls were just grossly wrong. They didn’t poll maybe 15-20% of the electorate at all, and most of them were voting for Trump.

      Even if there was election fraud, the Democrats will do nothing to challenge it if their track record is any indication.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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