Dens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP Senators Call on Commission to Investigate Capitol Attack Graham urges Biden to get Pelosi to ‘interrupt’ persecution procedure (RS.C.) on Thursday congratulated its former rival Jaime Harrison after reports came in that the elected president Joe Biden planned to press Harrison to chair the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“Congratulations to @harrisonjaime for being elected chairman of @DNC,” Graham said in a tweet. “This is a great honor and I am convinced he will do a good job of representing the democratic cause. Jaime will be a formidable opponent.”
Harrison challenged Graham in the 2020 general election, garnering nationwide attention and raising $ 109 million in his bid. The incumbent Republican, however, defeated the Democratic challenger by about 10 points on election night in November.
But Harrison is still considered a formidable gathering and connected within democratic party circles. He previously served as chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 2013-2017.
If Biden chooses, Harrison will face the task of defending a narrow majority in the House and Senate in 2022 under Biden’s administration. Thirty-four Senate seats and all 435 seats can be re-elected.
Harrison said in November last year that he would consider leading the DNC if the job was offered to him.
“I can not betray any conversations with Whip, but I know it seems that he thinks I could do. I would say it like that, ”Harrison said, referring to his support from House Majority Whip James Clyburn (DS.C.), who had pushed him for the role.
“If it’s something they’re interested in me doing, I’ll definitely look good,” he said.