COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina voters will get another chance to hear from the two candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat in an hour-long debate Friday night.
Graham, the Republican incumbent, is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. Harrison, a Democrat is hoping to win his first seat in elected office.
Graham has been in Congress since 1995 after a career as a military lawyer. He first served in the U.S. House until he ran in 2002 to succeed the retiring Strom Thurmond.
Harrison is the former chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party and has worked as a lobbyist.
The race is already the most expensive in South Carolina political history, with millions of dollars already spent on TV and online ads with plenty more expected to be spent in the comings weeks.
Recent polls have showed the race to be very close, which is unusual for South Carolina, which has been a Republican lock for statewide offices for almost 20 years. The last time a Democrat won a U.S. Senate seat was back in 1998, when Fritz Hollings won his final term in office.