Buttigieg congratulates Lindsey Graham challenger on campaign launch

Buttigieg congratulates Lindsey Graham challenger on campaign launch
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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Energy: Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide | Trump's latest wins for farmers may not undo trade damage | Amazon employees defy company to speak on climate change Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll Majority sees no ties between business experience and political success MORE on Wednesday congratulated former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison on his announcement that he would challenge Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says he wants to see Bolton manuscript Bolton upends Trump impeachment trial  Juan Williams: Democrats can't let Trump off the hook MORE (R-S.C.) for his Senate seat.

"Congratulations to my friend @harrisonjaime on officially launching his campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham in SC," Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., tweeted. "He will make a great Senator—and a positive change."

Harrison announced Wednesday that he would challenge Graham for his seat in 2020.


"Lindsey Graham can’t lead us in any direction, because he traded his moral compass for petty political gain,” Harrison said in an announcement video.

“I remember a time when senators helped the people they represented,” he added. “I want to bring the spirit of helping back, and that’s why I am running for the United States Senate.”

Harrison and Buttigieg both ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic National Committee chairman post in 2017.

Buttigieg is among two dozen people vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.