Sen. Lindsey Graham To Speak At Private Nebraska GOP Fundraiser

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). (Courtesy Sen. Graham's Office)
November 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will headline a fundraiser for the Nebraska Republican Party Saturday night. 

Nebraska Republican Party Executive Director Ryan Hamilton says Sen. Lindsey Graham will address topics that impact many Nebraskans, like the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement.

"People are looking to get it passed, get the agreement updated, and smooth the friction that exists right now in trade," Hamilton said. 

Hamilton says the private event is off-the-record and closed to the media.

"We're charging people a healthy amount of money to access this event," Hamilton said. "And people talk differently in front of media sources. I think they censor some of the things that they might otherwise say. And we want to provide a high quality experience to those folks, given the fact that we're charging for this event."

Two weeks ago the Nebraska Democratic Party hosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a fundraiser in Omaha. About a dozen people protested outside that event, and Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb says they expect about that many protesters at the Lindsey Graham event.

Kleeb says they want to send a message that Democrats are ready to fight for upcoming elections like Sen. Ben Sasse and Congressional districts 1 and 2.

"That's why you're seeing so many resources being put into these Congressional districts in CD1 and CD2, because both at the national level In the local level, we hear from farmers, ranchers, independents and Democrats, that they are tired of the way that the republicans are not paying attention to the kitchen table issues," Kleeb said. 

Graham is Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, serving alongside Sen. Sasse. Graham has recently touted the confirmation of more than 150 conservative federal judges. 

Graham is up for re-election in 2020. He will likely face Jaime Harrison, the former S.C. Democratic Party chairman, according to Charleston's Post and Courier

Up to 250 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, with tickets ranging from $100 to $500.




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