“Here’s what I’m gonna tell all the liberals talking about South Carolina: We’re gonna kick your ass,” Graham told a crowd full of police officers in Myrtle Beach last week.

Graham, who first came to power in Washington by winning a House seat during the Republican Revolution of 1994, had been viewed as a shoo-in for reelection for much of the cycle. But Harrison has swamped Graham across the airwaves, with $51 million in money already spent in ads and in future ad reservations — compared to just $18 million for Graham, according to Kantar’s Campaign Media Analysis Group.

“I’ve been helping Trump, and I apparently pissed every liberal in the country off,” Graham told CNN here in the state capital. “But we’ll be fine.”