Laura Ingraham likened Lindsey Graham to a used car salesman as he plugged his website on Fox News Tuesday night in an attempt to raise money.
The South Carolina senator was appearing on The Ingraham Angle to talk about two elections that will decide the balance of power in the Senate – both of which will take place in Georgia in January.
‘Go to LindsayGraham.com and I will tell you how to help Senators [David] Perdue and [Kelly] Loeffler,’ he told Ingraham late Tuesday.
Laura Ingraham finally tells Lindsey Graham to stop hawking his campaign website on Fox News.
“Enough with the LindseyGraham dot com. We get the point. We get the point. This is like a used car salesman after a while.” pic.twitter.com/IC65pZRZOd
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 11, 2020
Graham became infamous for plugging his site on Fox in the run-up to the election, as he battled to keep hold of his own seat against big-spending Jamie Harrison.
Despite winning that election, it seems Graham has no intention of stopping the plugs, and is now fundraising on behalf of other Republicans.
Ingraham tried to suggest other ways that people could support Perdue and Loeffler in their races, but her guest was having none of it.
‘LindsayGraham.com,’ he shot back, ‘I’ll get the money to Loeffler and I’ll get the money to Perdue.’
‘Alright,’ Ingraham said, ‘enough with the LindsayGraham.com. We get the point.
‘This is like a used car salesman after a while.’
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Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are due to take part in run-off races in a rare double-election in Georgia in January, after neither candidate managed to secure more than 50 per cent of the vote during the first round on November 3.
The elections are set decide the balance of power in the Senate.
Republicans currently hold 49 seats in the upper chamber, compared to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP is set to win in Alaska, putting them at 50 seats, with 51 needed for overall majority.
If the Democrats can flip Georgia’s two seats, then that would put them tied with Republicans on 50 seats apiece.
That means that the Vice President – Kamala Harris – will get the deciding vote, handing overall control to the Democrats.
With a majority in the House, that would leave the party free to push ahead with their legislative agenda, including on issues like healthcare and gun control.
The races are likely to be high-spending and intense.
Republicans are favorite to win both seats in the deep-red state, but there are positive signs for Democrats.
In the Presidential race, Joe Biden looks to have flipped the state blue – holding a lead of 14,000 votes over Donald Trump, though the count is still ongoing and a recount is likely.
And Loeffler’s reputation was badly tarnished when it emerged she cashed in millions of dollars worth of stock in March, right after she received a confidential Covid briefing but before markets crashed.
She was briefly investigated by the Department of Justice but that investigation was later dropped.
Loeffler denied that she had personally offloaded the stock, which she said was controlled by third parties.