Jan. 14 (UPI) — Jaime Harrison, who raised a file sum of money in South Carolina this previous election season whereas difficult Lindsey Graham for his Senate seat, would be the new chair of the Democratic Nationwide Committee, in accordance with a number of media studies Thursday.
The New York Occasions, Politico and the Washington Put up reported that President-elect Joe Biden will decide Harrison, an affiliate and confidant of Home Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., to steer the occasion.
Harrison, 44, is the previous chair of the South Carolina Democratic Occasion. He raised greater than $130 million in his Senate marketing campaign in opposition to Graham in 2020. Though Graham gained the race by 10 factors (54.5% to 44.2%) in November, Harrison earned recognition for his fundraising prowess and mounting a reputable Democratic marketing campaign within the deep-red state.
Harrison’s record-shattering $130 million fundraising complete topped that of Graham, who raised $107 million in one of the crucial costly Senate races ever.
Clyburn, who many credit score with saving Biden’s marketing campaign throughout the Democratic main along with his assist in South Carolina, had personally pushed Harrison for the position after November’s election.
Harrison, who labored for Clyburn, was presently serving as affiliate chairman below present DNC Chair Tom Perez and senior counselor to the DNC.
Harrison began the political fundraising group Dust Highway PAC to assist Democratic candidates in different southern states. The group was instrumental in elevating cash in Georgia Senate runoff victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, permitting the Democrats to take management of the physique.
Harrison’s most pressing process might be rebuilding Democratic state events, the place locals have been grumbling after shedding seats within the Home and failing to capitalize on some Senate positions in November regardless of Biden’s win.