Jaime Harrison announced his run against Sen. Lindsey Graham — and money from small donors came pouring in
South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison raised more than a quarter-million dollars within 24 hours of announcing his bid to unseat three-term Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Harrison announced on Twitter that his campaign raised $270,000 in the first 24 hours of launching his bid, with an average contribution of $29.
Harrison is a former aide to Rep. James Clyburn and the former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. He serves as an associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee after losing his race to become DNC chair in 2017.
Harrison announced his campaign to “Send Lindsey Home” Wednesday, seeking to become the first South Carolina Democrat elected to the Senate since 1998.
Harrison launched his campaign with a video mocking Graham’s subservience to President Trump, splicing clips of Graham ripping Trump as a “race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot” prior to his election — and then insisting that Trump “deserves the Nobel Peace Prize and then some” after his election.