SC Dem Leader To Challenge Lindsey Graham In 2020

The Charleston Post & Courier reports:

Jaime Harrison filed federal paperwork Thursday to form an exploratory committee for a campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

The former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, who is now an associate chairman and counselor at the Democratic National Committee, has stoked speculation for months that he would run against Graham, who is up for reelection in 2020.

In a recent interview with The Post and Courier, Harrison said he has been thinking extensively about how to beat Graham and start a “new chapter” in a state where no Democrat has won a statewide race since 2006.

Graham just became chair of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee and is very well-funded. Two years ago Harrison ran for DNC chairman, a role that went to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.