Meet the Candidate: Jaime Harrison

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FILE- In this Feb. 24, 2020 photo, Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks at a South Carolina Democratic Party dinner in Charleston, S.C. Harrison has raised more money than his Republican opponent, Sen. Lindsey Graham, two quarters in a row. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Raised in Orangeburg, S.C., Jaime Harrison is a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Harrison went back to Orangeburg to teach at his old high school, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.

He also served as an aide to S.C. Congressman James Clyburn, and also has worked for the Port of Charleston and the University of South Carolina.

Harrison was elected as chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party in 2013 and served until 2017. He was the first African American chair of the SC Democratic Party.

He and his wife live in Columbia, S.C. and have two young children.

To learn more about Harrison’s views and reasons for running for U.S. Senate, click here to see some of his key issues.

For more information, visit Harrison’s website here.

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