Nancy Mace raises $200K-plus in closing week of CD 1 election

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace announced she raised more than $200,000 in one week for a fundraiser headlined by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

“We’re seeing incredible momentum heading into the final days of the race and we’re enormously humbled by the outpouring of support,” said Mace. “It’s unheard of to have this kind of fundraising haul in the last week before an election in congressional races. Our momentum shows just how ready the country is for a new Republican majority with Kevin McCarthy at the helm.”

McCarthy added, “Nancy Mace is an outstanding member of the People’s House. I want to thank our supporters for their generosity and hard work this election cycle. Let’s keep the Lowcountry Red on Election Day.”

This fundraiser capped off a week where national figures have campaigned with Mace ahead of the Tuesday election. Other notables have included Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who was elected to Congress as a Democrat and ran for President as a Democrat, but a month ago she announced she was leaving the party and called on “fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats” to do the same.

The contest for CD 1 has been contentious, with Mace and Andrews lobbing accusations that the other espouses extreme views.

During a televised debate, Andrews alleged that Mace supported a total ban on abortion — a half-true statement according to fact-checkers. Meanwhile, Mace claimed Andrews supports sex-reassignment operations for children, a claim that Andrews flatly denies.

CD 1 is considered a solid Republican seat, with prognosticators such as FiveThirtyEight giving Mace overwhelming odds to win re-election on Tuesday, likely by double digits.

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