Biden to name Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee: report

Biden to name Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee: report
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot MORE is planning to name former South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to multiple reports. 

The Hill has reached out to Harrison for comment. 

The former Senate candidate told The Washington Post in November that he would consider taking the senior position in the party if it was offered to him. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) had pushed him for the role.


“I can’t betray any conversations with Whip, but I know that it’s something that he seems to think that I could do. I’d put it that way,” Harrison said, referring to his support from Clyburn

“If that’s something that they are interested in me doing, I’ll definitely take a good look,” he said. 

Harrison is widely known and connected within Democratic Party circles. He previously served as the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. 

While he lost by roughly 10 percentage points to Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Graham: Trump will 'be helpful' to all Senate GOP incumbents John Boehner tells Cruz to 'go f--- yourself' in unscripted audiobook asides: report MORE (R-S.C.) in the 2020 election, he broke fundraising records in the race, raking in about $109 million. 

The Democratic Party will face the task of defending narrow majorities in the House and Senate in 2022 under Biden's administration. Thirty-four Senate seats and all 435 House seats will be up for reelection.