Latest Jaime Harrison News

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JAIME, INSTEAD OF JAMIE - Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison thanks his supporters at an election watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race to incumbent Lindsey Graham, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats

Nov. 24, 2020 7:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising powerhouse to try to provide a sustained boost to other...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a FOX News Channel Town Hall in Manassas, Va. After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, Bloomberg has little to show for it. His only win during a short-lived bid for the White House was in American Samoa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Bloomberg's big spending struggles to sway election outcomes

Nov. 14, 2020 12:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it. His only win during a short-lived Democratic bid for the White House was in the territory of American Samoa. And after...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

'She knows Maine': How Susan Collins defied Democrats

Nov. 13, 2020 5:29 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — If Republicans are able to hold onto their majority in the U.S. Senate, the remarkable staying power of Susan Collins will be a big reason why. Collins defied prognostications of doom from Washington's consultant class to score perhaps the most unexpected victory of the 2020 cycle,...

President-elect Joe Biden listens during a meeting with his COVID-19 advisory council, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

Nov. 9, 2020 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9 p.m. International observers from the Organization of American States say they saw no instances of fraud or voting irregularities in the U.S. presidential election. The delegation included 28 experts and observers from 13...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters during a press conference in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. McConnell secured a seventh term in Kentucky, fending off Democrat Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot in a costly campaign. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Senate control hangs in balance with a few races undecided

Nov. 5, 2020 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate hung in the balance Thursday, a cliffhanger after Republicans trounced Democratic challengers in crucial states but failed to lock down the seats needed to retain their tenuous majority. One race in Georgia is headed to a January runoff. A second contest in Georgia...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

Nov. 5, 2020 2:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money in what has become a competitive fight to unseat one of the...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters during a press conference in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. McConnell secured a seventh term in Kentucky, fending off Democrat Amy McGrath. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Election splits Congress, GOP bolstered as Democrats falter

Nov. 5, 2020 1:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The election scrambled seats in the House and Senate but ultimately left Congress much like it began, deeply split as voters resisted big changes despite the heated race at the top of the ticket for the White House. It’s an outcome that dampens Democratic demands for a bold new...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 4, 2020 5:23 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 4 The State on incumbent Lindsey Graham winning another U.S. Senate term. The power of incumbency is a massive one, and on Tuesday night its force across South Carolina easily carried Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate...

Supporters pose with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, center, following his victory speech after winning another term in office on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Despite massive Democratic fundraise, Graham easily wins SC

Nov. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Despite repeatedly breaking fundraising records throughout his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, raising more than any U.S. Senate candidate in history and more than many presidential campaigns, Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison couldn’t oust...

New York Senator Chuck Schumer speaks at a news conference outside an early voting site in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. New Yorkers lined up to vote early for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday after a weekend that saw a crush of more than 400,000 voters statewide. The unofficial tally shows about 194,000 voters this weekend in New York City, where some people waited an hour or more in lines that stretched for several blocks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

With presidency in reach, Dems grapple with disappointment

Nov. 4, 2020 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats went into Election Day hoping to reclaim the White House and majorities in both chambers of Congress in a victory that would demonstrate an unmistakable repudiation of President Donald Trump and a Republican Party remade in his image. It didn't work out that way. More than 12...