The guy’s name is Jaime Harrison …
A Democrat of course…
Probably won’t win…
But IS trying hard for a upset win….
South Carolina’s Jaime Harrison (D) is on a mission to convince Democrats and voters he is up to the challenge of toppling Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) in the Palmetto State’s closely-watched Senate race this year.
Harrison, a former South Carolina Democratic Party chair, is widely considered an underdog in his effort to unseat a three-term incumbent in a conservative state that reelected Graham by 15 points in 2014 and voted for President Trump by a similar margin in 2016.
Harrison has been able to attract buzz around his insurgent campaign from national Democrats who are eager to unseat one of the White House’s staunchest allies on Capitol Hill, garnering a slate of endorsements from high-profile lawmakers like presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), a titan in South Carolina politics.
He also outraised Graham in the first quarter and again in the pre-primary period – though Graham’s $13.9 million bank account is still over twice as big – and has benefited from a number of investments from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
But convincing the political world he can actually win is a different matter. The Senate race is rated as “Likely Republican” by The Cook Political Report and is not even listed in RealClearPolitics’s top Senate races.
Harrison is hinging his strategy on channeling fury among some voters over Graham’s transition from Trump detractor during the 2016 race to Trump whisperer and leveraging his own longstanding ties to South Carolina to attract a broad coalition of Democrats, independents and disaffected Republicans to his campaign.
But South Carolina remains unfriendly territory for Democrats, having not elected a Democratic senator in over two decades. And while Graham has irked some moderates by shedding his criticism of Trump and becoming a confidante of the president, he’s endeared himself to the GOP’s conservative base….