Lisa Rab is a journalist in western North Carolina. Email us. “That’s a good barometer for us that we don’t want that here,” Lewis said. Paying people more NOT to work sends the wrong message and hurts businesses in South Carolina.”. “We have done our level best,” Tillman said of the state’s efforts to disenfranchise Black voters. When I met him, Taylor was chatting with Christen Clinkscales, a 31-year-old with red hair and freckles. “We have scratched our heads to find out how we could eliminate the last one of them. Jaime Harrison is the South Carolina Democrat running against Sen. Lindsey Graham this fall. He’s a moderate Republican who finds Trump “repugnant” but is not sure whether he’ll vote for Graham this year.
It is distasteful, and they should be ashamed of themselves, but you know what, they aren't ashamed of themselves because that's the low gutter politics that Lindsey Graham plays right now.”. Jaime Harrison, the first African ... By then, his grandfather had lost part of his leg to diabetes and would live only three more months. 1 N. Main St., 4th floor Harrison’s campaign raised nearly $29 million by the end of June, compared with Graham’s $30.9 million. The political hopeful's belief in affordable and accessible healthcare, a cornerstone of his campaign platform, comes from experiencing the ramifications of poverty firsthand. Greenville, SC 29601, News tips/online questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subscription questions: email@example.com. CNN says he worked for the Podesta Group from 2008 and 2016. I still think the world of him, I just don’t understand what’s happened to him.”, Left: Sen. Lindsey Graham with Sen. John McCain in 2016.
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| AP Photos. "[Harrison's campaign] had to be flawless, and it has been. “Giving him some joy for just the few months that he had left in his life.”. The aspiring senator, like the party's presidential challenger Joe Biden, is viewed as a consensus builder who has used his inspiring story to get the voters' attention- and it is an inspiring story indeed. Lindsey Graham, on the other hand, has a budget right now that cuts community policing by $500 million. His mother was 16 and single when she had him, and Harrison was raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg County, an impoverished part of the state, and the site of a racial massacre in 1968 (via CNN). Both victories would prove instructive to Harrison, who provided some advice to the Jones campaign in his role as associate chair of the DNC. In the past, Vinson explains, conservative Democrats supported Graham because South Carolina is such a red state, and they’d rather have him than someone more right wing. Scenes from Jaime Harrison's campaign kickoff event in Orangeburg, S.C. | Larry Hardy/Times and Democrat.
However, Hagins is certain the women in his family won’t vote for Graham. Harrison isn't campaigning in person, and he's fighting the sense from Blacks and Democrats that his quest is hopeless. His disillusionment began with Graham’s “disgraceful” treatment of John McCain. Harrison explained how one of the last things he did with my grandfather in 2004 was to vote shortly before his grandfather passed. The 2020 election cycle, though, was slightly different. Several political forecasters, including the Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball and POLITICO’s Steve Shepard, rate the contest as “likely” Republican, but RealClearPolitics now calls it a toss-up.
Devon Taylor, 30, stood nearby wearing a red-and-white T-shirt that said: “Make Racists Scared Again.” The nursing student said he plans to vote for Jaime Harrison “Because I want to unseat Lindsey Graham.” Taylor, who is Black, said he usually votes Democrat but had just voted in the Republican primary against Graham (who had three opponents and won 67.6 percent of the vote). There was renewed interest in turning the Senate from majority Republican to Democrat, and as the 2020 election cycle coincided with Graham's reelection, he became the candidate to beat.
Harrison even recalls eating cereal with water because his family couldn't afford milk (via Time).
“I come from a law enforcement family,” Harrison said.
The family moved in with aunts and cousins while they saved up for a new home to rent. The 30-second televised advertisement is paid for by Security is Strength Political Action Committee, a super PAC indirectly tied to Graham. But George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and the protests that followed pushed Quattlebaum to examine a conflict between his political and moral beliefs. The most prominent among them is Wilkerson, the former Michelin North America CEO who met Harrison during his lobbying days. “Unless you have money, unless you have privilege, it doesn’t work for everybody.”, In high school, Harrison volunteered for the campaign of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn—the first African American elected to Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction. My grandfather helped pave the roads we drive on in South Carolina today. Democratic Senate candidate in South Carolina Jaime Harrison got remarkably emotional while recalling his grandfather’s memories while voting with his sons during an election day appearance on Morning Joe. Right: Protestors in front of the South Carolina Statehouse in July. “Boy, stop joking with me,” his grandfather replied, tearing up. The 11th grader called the congressman and asked him to speak at his swearing-in ceremony. According to his campaign website, Harrison's mother gave birth to him as a teenager and raised him as a single parent with help from his grandmother and grandfather. According to Clyburn, Harrison tackled a critical issue: The allegation that Democrats “take the Black vote for granted.” He started a fellowship program that has trained five groups of young people—many of whom are Black—to become part of a pipeline of Democratic candidates in the state.
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