Jaime Harrison

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Jaime Harrison


In office
May 4, 2013 – April 29, 2017
Preceded by Dick Harpootlian
Succeeded by Trav Robertson

Born February 5, 1976
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Marie Boyd
Children Two
Alma mater Yale University

Jaime R. Harrison (born February 5, 1976 (age 44)) was a Podesta Group lobbyist[1][2] and DSCC-backed[3] Democrat who ran for United States Senate from South Carolina in 2020 against Lindsey Graham. He was previously the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017.

According to Harrison, nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court may potentially bring back racial segregation.[4]

2020 Senate bid

See: 2020 United States Senate election in South Carolina

Harrison announced in late May 2019 his run for U.S. Senate in 2020 to challenge RINO incumbent Lindsey Graham.[5] While South Carolina is considered a very Republican state, Graham was considered to be vulnerable due to unpopularity among Republicans, as evident in his relatively low support in his own primary, winning with only two-thirds of the vote.[6] A lobbyist, Harrison was backed by a "progressive" anti-lobbying group as well as a super PAC claiming that Sen. Graham shills for special interests.[7][8]

Controversies

Harrison has pushed for examining the social media activity of police officers, yet hasn't applied the standard to his own staffers/aides; the latter have made anti-Semitic and homophobic comments.[9] Despite such, homosexual rights groups have ignored the remarks.[10]

General election results

Harrison lost to Sen. Graham in the deep red state by ten percentage points in the general election.[11]

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