Fact Check: Jaime Harrison Will Bring South Carolinians Together Around Bipartisan, Commonsense Solutions

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Columbia, S.C. — Tonight, Lindsey Graham once again attempted to mislead voters by claiming that Jaime Harrison is too liberal for South Carolina. Despite Sen. Graham’s desperate attempts to misdirect in order to cover up for his own failed leadership, Jaime Harrison has always been focused on bringing people together around commonsense solutions to our most pressing issues:

  • Jaime Harrison has said that when he takes his oath as senator, “it won’t be to do the bidding of the Democratic Party or a president in the White House,” but that he “will be there to fight for the people of South Carolina.”
  • Jaime Harrison opposes the Green New Deal because it is “too expensive,” “too partisan,” and he knows we must come together to protect South Carolina’s environment.
  • Jaime Harrison does not support Medicare for All, writing in a recent Post and Courier questionnaire that he is “not in favor of implementing a Medicare-for-All, single payer healthcare system. I don’t view it as a practical solution, and it’s not how we can quickly and affordably close the uninsured gap in South Carolina.”
  • Jaime Harrison is against ending the filibuster or expanding the U.S. Supreme Court.

At the same time, Jaime Harrison has a track record of bipartisan support:

  • Jaime Harrison was endorsed by Richard “Dick” Wilkerson — former co-chair of Lindsey Graham’s finance committee.
  • 24 former Lindsey Graham donors from South Carolina have supported and donated to Jaime Harrison.
  • Former South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore recently said that “Jaime is the best Democratic candidate anyone has seen here in a long time,” and that Jaime “is running in a cultural moment that seeks to rectify many old wrongs, and the moderate voters recognize that fact.”
  • After becoming disillusioned with Sen. Graham’s “blind” partisanship, Wilkerson has chosen to support Jaime Harrison because he knows he will work across ideological divides to achieve results for South Carolina.

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