Senate 2020: In South Carolina, a Political Newcomer Gives Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham a Run for His Money
Graham v. Harrison This story is part of a series focusing on climate change in 11 key Senate races on the ballot in November.
At a Glance: Three-term Sen. Lindsey Graham was once viewed as the relatively rare Republican who would seriously work on climate legislation, but since 2010 he’s been mostly missing in action on the issue.
Democrat Jaime Harrison, a former aide to Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), and the first black leader of the South Carolina Democratic Party, has turned out to be a prolific fundraiser and has been giving Graham a run for his money.
At least among some voters, climate change is becoming a voting issue in South Carolina, which has been hammered by powerful hurricanes and flooded by rising tides. But climate is being overshadowed by the pandemic and President Trump.
Graham v. Harrison Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has for years portrayed himself as a climate champion, but his ardent support for a president who has dismantled climate policy has environmentalists determined to unseat him.
Their hopes are riding instead on a political newcomer, Democrat Jaime Harrison, a former aide to Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and the first Black […]
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