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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race. Harrison, the longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Democrats formalize Jaime Harrison as national party chair

Jan. 21, 2021 6:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chair on Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country. The party’s post-inauguration meeting, with election of a...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2020, file photo then-Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C. Harrison, the failed South Carolina Senate candidate and longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

Biden taps Jaime Harrison to serve as Democratic chairman

Jan. 14, 2021 6:49 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jaime Harrison - a longtime Democratic Party official and fundraising powerhouse who failed in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham - is Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, the president-elect announced Thursday. Harrison is expected to be elected without any...

Democrats in Georgia Senate contests take in more than $200M

Dec. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democrats running for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats each raised more than $100 million over two months, a massive haul that eclipsed campaign contributions to their Republican opponents and reflects the high stakes of the twin contests. Jon Ossoff, who is taking on Sen. David Perdue,...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 testing facility in Valencia, Calif. As California Gov. Gavin Newsom weighs whom to appoint to the Senate to fulfill the rest of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' term, he's facing pressure to name a Latino or a Black woman. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool, File)

Gov. Newsom challenged to address Senate's lack of diversity

Dec. 20, 2020 8:31 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Should California get its first Latino U.S. senator or should the 100-member chamber maintain one Black woman’s voice? That's a weight on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's shoulders as he considers his pick to serve out the rest of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate...

FILE - Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler takes the oath as he appears before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs in Washington, in this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, file photo. Don Fowler, a former chair of the Democratic National Committee and mainstay of South Carolina and national politics for decades, has died. He was 85. Trav Robertson, chairman of South Carolina's Democratic Party, said on Twitter Fowler died Tuesday night, Dec. 15, 2020, calling him “the ”Democrat's Democrat.

Former DNC leader, mainstay of SC politics Don Fowler dies

Dec. 16, 2020 3:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Don Fowler, a former chair of the Democratic National Committee and mainstay of South Carolina and national politics for decades, has died. He was 85. Trav Robertson, chairman of South Carolina's Democratic Party, told The Associated Press that Fowler died Tuesday night, calling him...

FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., puts on a face mask as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Is Georgia a swing state? Groups spend millions to find out

Dec. 5, 2020 10:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs don't take place until Jan. 5. But there are already some clear winners. At the state's most influential television station, Atlanta's WSB, an ad that cost candidates $8,000 in July now goes for about $18,000. In the smaller market of Savannah, ad rates have...

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., with his wife former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., participates in a re-enactment of his swearing-in Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, by Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP)

Arizona's Kelly is sworn into Senate, narrowing GOP edge

Dec. 2, 2020 4:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state's shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated GOP Sen. Martha McSally in last month's election, making her one of only three...