© Reuters. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a watch get together throughout Election Day in Columbia, South Carolina
(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden has picked former South Carolina Democratic Occasion Chairman Jaime Harrison to move the Democratic Nationwide Committee, Biden’s workplace stated in an announcement on Thursday.
Harrison was a profitable fundraiser as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina, amassing a shocking $109 million conflict chest for his 2020 marketing campaign earlier than in the end shedding his bid to unseat Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (NYSE:).
In November’s election, Democrats held their majority, though lowered, within the U.S. Home of Representatives, and gained razor-thin management of the U.S. Senate after profitable two runoff elections final week in Georgia. However they’re bracing for powerful congressional elections in 2022.
The present DNC chairman, Tom Perez, has stated he wouldn’t search one other time period.
Harrison, an affiliate chairman for the DNC, previously labored for U.S. Consultant James Clyburn of South Carolina, whose early backing of Biden helped him safe the get together’s presidential nomination final yr.
Biden is filling different prime DNC officer positions with three ladies he had thought of as potential working mates throughout his presidential marketing campaign: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. Biden in the end chosen one other senator, Kamala Harris, to affix him on the ticket.
Members of the DNC will vote subsequent week for its officers for the 2021-2025 time period.
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