Newsweek: Who is Jaime Harrison? Meet Lindsey Graham’s challenger who just raised $2.1 million

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Jaime Harrison, the Democratic National Committee official running to unseat Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), just raised a hefty $2.1 million in third-quarter fundraising efforts that ended Monday night.

Harrison’s campaign announced Wednesday that the first-time Senate candidate “brought in more quarterly money than any other South Carolina Democratic Senate challenger in history.”

Thanks to the third-quarter fundraising haul, where his average campaign contribution was $24, Harrison now has over $2.6 million cash on hand, compared to the less than $1.5 million he had at the end of quarter two on June 30, according to filing data from the Federal Elections Commission. Since the launch of his campaign in late May, Harrison has brought in nearly $4 million.

With degrees from Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center, Harrison is a 43-year-old associate chair of the DNC. Before politics, he helped low-income students get into college at the national non-profit organization College Summit. He also taught ninth-grade social studies for a period of time at his former high school.

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