Jaime is peaking at exactly the right time and he's got a deluge of money.
Just before the close of the third quarter fundraising books, he repeatedly appeared on Fox News shows to plead for cash, repeating his website and complaining he was being swamped by out of state money by liberals who hate him. Cook's Jessica Taylor quotes a GOP strategist in South Carolina as saying, "It's a jump ball at this point. $15 million. Jaime Harrison raised more money last quarter than any Senate candidate in history. “You just need to be conservative, not liberal.”. The state is also growing more diverse, with an influx of newcomers, both foreign and from other parts of the country, who are helping to balloon the population to about 5.1 million today from 3.9 million in 2000 — voters that Mr. Harrison is hoping will turn out to support him in November.
How those two factors play out will decide not just the South Carolina Senate race — they could decide which party controls the Senate come January.
Nikki Haley, an Indian-American, and Senator Tim Scott, who is Black.
The “untold story” about South Carolina’s Democratic primary race in February — a crucial momentum-building win for the Democratic presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr. — “is not just that Biden had strong African-American support, but that about half of the voters in the primary were non-African-American women,” he added. In this handbook you will find the information necessary for you to efficiently and effectively conduct elections in your polling place. Mr. Graham has also used Mr. Harrison’s fund-raising prowess against him, taking to Fox News recently to raise alarm bells for Republican donors. Since August, there have been three polls showing the two tied in the state. Iowa’s Supreme Court nullifies 70,000 absentee ballot requests, siding with the Trump campaign. And he needs center-right South Carolinians, tired of Mr. Graham’s fealty to President Trump, to either break for him or stay home on voting day. South Carolina is a red state that went to Trump by 14 points in 2016. South Carolina is not an obvious spot for a potential Democratic upset: The party has not won a Senate race there in more than two decades, it currently holds no statewide elective offices and Mr. Trump is expected to win the state easily.
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One recurring TV ad reminds voters how Mr. Harrison was born to a teenage mother in Orangeburg, S.C., raised in poverty by his grandparents, then went to Yale on a scholarship, followed by Georgetown Law School. Source Date Sample Harrison Graham Other; Poll …
“He used to be a McCain Republican.”. The comment drew widespread derision on social media and among some Democrats nationally, who viewed it as racist, while some observers argued that he meant that South Carolina politicians, including nonwhite ones, could succeed there if they conformed to the conservative nature of the electorate. The money has allowed him to blanket local TV stations — and even to reach out of state markets, like Atlanta — with ads that underscore his compelling up-from-poverty biography and paint Mr. Graham as a luxury-obsessed creature of Washington who opposed an extension of the coronavirus unemployment benefits program and is otherwise out of touch with the needs of voters in one of the nation’s poorest states. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. Biden raised $383 million in September, entering October with $432 million in the bank. Jim Hodges, the last Democrat to be elected as governor in South Carolina, in 1998, said Mr. Harrison’s success, thus far, was in part attributable to college-educated white women in the suburbs of places like Charleston — part of a larger national trend that Republicans are monitoring with trepidation. Donations for the 44-year-old Harrison have been pouring in from Democrats all over the United States, and Graham has been on GOP-friendly Fox News sounding the alarm about how aggressive Harrison's fundraising has turned out to be. As the South Carolina senator prepared to preside over the Supreme Court nomination hearings Monday morning, Graham accused Democrats—including Joe Biden—of being in support of “court packing,” a controversial maneuver that involves adding justices to the Supreme Court more than the typical nine.
Taylor observes, "Now, the Senate Leadership Fund has come in to help bail Graham out to the tune of $10 million so far spent or reserved through Election Day. “I know that we have some Donald Trump supporters who are going to vote for Jaime,” he said.
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