Jaime Harrison

Ben Cardin

JAMIE HARRISON
CANDIDATE FOR U.S SENATE
D-SOUTH CAROLINA
 
 

 

RACE SUMMARY: Jaime Harrison is running to unseat longtime GOP Senator Lindsey Graham to be the first Democrat to hold this Senate seat in over 60 years. 
 
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
 
BIOGRAPHY
POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 2/5/1976
 
EDUCATION: Yale University (BA), Georgetown University (JD)
 
OCCUPATION: Lobbyist
 
FAMILY: Married, 2 children
 
CAREER:
  • Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party (2013-2017)
  • Associate Chariman of the Democratic National Committe (2017-present)
  • Candidate, United States Senate (2020) 
 
 
ISRAEL

  • Supports a two-state solution 
  • Condemned Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA
  • Committed to ensuring Israel mantains its qualititatve military edge 
 
CHOICE

  • Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Supports a woman's right to choose
  • Will fight to protect women's access to affordable reproductive healthcare and family planning resources 
 
In Her Own Words

 "South Carolina has no guarantee of paid maternity leave for soon-to-be mothers and some of South Carolina’s congressional leaders have trampled upon women’s reproductive rights, denied women the ability to access quality and affordable health care, and have repeatedly voted against equal pay legislation. I will fight for universal healthcare so women and their families can access the health care they need." 1

“[For] any agreement to be long-lasting, Israel’s security must be fully protected.” 2

 
Interesting Facts

Jaime is the first African American to serve as the Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party 
 
Jaime used to work in office of Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn 
 
He grew up in poverty and attended Yale on a scholarship. After college, he returned to his hometown to help low-income youth find a path to college.