A Democratic challenger to Lindsey Graham’s South Carolina Senate seat in 2020 formally introduced his marketing campaign launch on Wednesday.
In a comic book book-themed video posted on Fb, former South Carolina Democratic Occasion chairman, Jaime Harrison, highlights his humble roots in Orangeburg, S.C., and slammed Graham as “a man who will say something to remain in workplace.”
Harrison hammered down on Graham’s shifting stance on President Donald Trump, whom he referred to as a “bigot” who was “not match to be president of the USA” when the 2 confronted off for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Graham has since been one in all Trump’s most constant defenders.
“Lindsey Graham can’t lead us in any course as a result of he traded his ethical compass for petty political acquire,” Harrison says within the video. “He’s forgotten in regards to the individuals he represents.”
Harrison, who was the state Democratic social gathering’s first black chairman and served as an aide to Rep. James Clyburn, highlighted his “origin” story of being born to a teen mom, raised by his grandparents, and his schooling at Yale College and Georgetown Legislation Faculty.
If profitable, he can be the primary Democrat to be elected to the Senate since 1998.
Graham, who’s serving his third time period, defeated his Democratic challenger in 2014 by greater than 16 share factors. Trump received the state of South Carolina over Hillary Clinton in 2016 by 14 share factors.
The Nationwide Republican Senate Committee, in the meantime, slammed Harrison as a “looney liberal.”
“Harrison is a looney liberal who was hand-picked to run by radical Washington Democrats,” NRSC spokesperson Nathan Model informed CBS Information. “Lindsey Graham is without doubt one of the hottest U.S. Senators within the nation as a result of South Carolina voters know that has delivered outcomes and has been a tireless fighter for Palmetto State values.”