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Ending My Campaign, Supporting Tom Perez

My Fellow Democrats: I decided to run for DNC Chair because we need to rebuild the Democratic Party in every community in America.  We need to transform our Party from just being a political organization looking for votes every two or four years and become a community organization working in our neighborhoods addressing day-to-day issues […]

The Only Party-Builder Left

State Party Chairs and Vice Chairs: The position of DNC Chair is a Party-building position.  State Party Chairs and Vice Chairs know how to build our Party.  If you want a Party-builder as DNC Chair, I am your candidate. In 2009, when the Republicans were in a similar position to where we are today, they […]

Breaking News: Jaime’s First in the South Forum Wins Top Award

A note from Jaime: During this campaign, I have talked about how I spearheaded the First in the South Presidential Forum in November 2015.  Disappointed that South Carolina had only been given one debate (compared with three in 2008), I took it upon myself to plan another major event in our state.  I reached out […]

Jaime Harrison Endorsed By Congressman Tim Ryan

Today, I was honored to receive the endorsement of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio.  We spoke together at a press conference alongside Representatives James E. Clyburn, John Larson, and Marcia Fudge, who have also endorsed my campaign.  Watch the entire press conference here. As we enter the final stretch of the campaign before the vote […]

Jaime Harrison Statement on Jeff Sessions Confirmation

Columbia, SC – Jaime Harrison released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States: “If rubber-stamp Senate Republicans are going to silence civil rights supporters and empower civil rights opponents, Americans will show that we are louder and more powerful in defense of […]

What Jaime has Done

Friend, Some have asked, “Are you supporting Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair simply because he is from South Carolina?” My answer is always the same: absolutely not. I have always maintained that in politics you can best tell what a person will do by taking a look at what he or she has done. Along […]

Jaime Harrison Offers Resolution Establishing DNC Youth Vice Chair

Columbia, SC–Jaime Harrison submitted a resolution to the Democratic National Committee in support of establishing a Youth Vice Chair position to be held by a person under age 35. “Young people aren’t just the future of the Democratic Party; they’re the present,” Harrison said. “The Millennial generation is the most progressive in America, and the […]

SCDP Chairman Jaime Harrison to Hold Discussion With University of Michigan-Flint College Democrats

Columbia, SC–On Friday, February 3, at 3:00 pm, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison will be holding a discussion with the University of Michigan-Flint College Democrats on the University of Michigan-Flint campus (exact location TBA). The discussion will focus on issues facing college students and young people in Flint and around the country, particularly […]

Letter from Jim Clyburn

Friends, I hope you will join me in support of Jaime Harrison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. As Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Jaime has the tested experience, proven vision, and total commitment sorely needed to rebuild our party and return us to victories on the national, state, and local levels. […]

Jaime Harrison Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Columbia, SC – Jaime Harrison released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court: “The judge nominated by President Obama for this Supreme Court seat, Merrick Garland, was called ‘a consensus nominee’ by Senator Orrin Hatch. But Senate Republicans refused to even give him a hearing; […]

Building a New South: My Speech at the 2016 Convention

As we gather in Houston today for the Southern Regional Forum, and as we prepare for the DNC Winter Meeting next month in Atlanta, I have been thinking about how the Democratic Party can rebuild and win again in the South. This is a challenge that I have been working to tackle for many years, […]

JAIME HARRISON STATEMENT ON DAKOTA ACCESS AND KEYSTONE XL PIPELINES

  Columbia, SC–Jaime Harrison released the following statement today on reports that President Trump will sign executive actions to proceed with the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines: “Last month, I applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to seek an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline.  At the time, I issued […]

Today, Women March.

Columbia, SC – Jaime Harrison released the following statement on today’s Women’s March on Washington: “We had hoped that yesterday would be the day when a woman officially broke the highest, hardest glass ceiling. Cruelly, a misogynist was inaugurated instead. After working so hard to elect an impeccably qualified woman, only to see the election […]

Jaime Harrison Statement on Betsy DeVos Hearing

Columbia, SC–Jaime Harrison released the following statement on Secretary of Education-Designate Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee.  Yesterday, Harrison picked up the endorsement of Former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, who held the position from 1993 until 2001 and was ranked by Time magazine as one of the […]

Dick Riley: Why I support Jaime Harrison

It has been an immense privilege to serve my Party, my state, and my country for so many years.  In all my years in politics and government, though, our challenges have never been as stark as they are today.  More than ever, it is abundantly clear that only the Democratic Party is equipped to address […]

Following in King’s Footsteps

In the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned, “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” As we confront hateful words and actions in this generation, good people must […]

In Case You Missed It

Jaime has been busy across the country talking with Democrats about the future of our Party and where we go from here. Yesterday in Phoenix, Jaime met with DNC members from throughout the Western region and presented his vision for our Party at the first DNC Future Forum. Those in attendance were impressed with his […]

Members of Congress, DNC Members Endorse Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair

Columbia, SC–Several members of Congress and the Democratic National Committee endorsed Jaime Harrison’s campaign for DNC Chair today: Reps. John Larson, Marcia Fudge, Bennie Thompson, Sanford Bishop, former Reps. John Spratt and John Barrow, former Del. Donna Christensen, and DNC Members Donald Fowler, Kaye Lingle Koonce, Carol Fowler, and Clay Middleton. Their statements are below. […]

Weekend Recap

Happy holidays and happy Monday. I had a great weekend on the campaign trail and wanted to share the highlights with you. On Saturday, I traveled to Columbus to attend the Ohio Democratic Party’s Executive Committee meeting and talk with DNC members from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana. I discussed my plans for a reinvigorated […]

HARRISON STATEMENT ON RUSSIAN INFLUENCE ON ELECTION AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Jaime Harrison released the following statement today on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. Tillerson has been critical of international sanctions against Russia, which were imposed by the U.S. and our allies in response to the illegal Russian annexation of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Tillerson the […]

Jaime Harrison on AM Joy: MSNBC

Jaime Harrison Appearance on AM Joy

HARRISON STATEMENT ON DAPL DECISION

Columbia–Jaime Harrison released the following statement today on the Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny an easement across Lake Oahe for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and to seek an alternate route: “I applaud the Army Corps for heeding the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and agreeing that an […]

A Message to our Executive Directors: My Priorities

My Fellow DNC Members, When I announced my campaign for DNC Chair, I laid out my vision for how to rebuild our Party.  This afternoon, I presented that vision in detail to our Executive Directors. As each of you know, our Executive Directors are at the front lines in our effort to elect Democrats across […]

Congressman Jim Clyburn Sends Letter Supporting Jaime Harrison for Chair of Democratic National Committee

For Immediate Release                      November 30, 2016 Congressman Jim Clyburn Sends Letter Supporting Jaime Harrison for Chair of Democratic National Committee   COLUMBIA, SC—Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) sent a letter this week in support of Jaime Harrison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. In his letter, […]

Jaime Harrison: “I Stand with our Democratic Municipal Officers.”

The following letter is from the Democratic Municipal Officials calling for rebuilding of state and local Democratic Parties. South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison supports their calls for renewed focus on party building at the state and local level.  The letter can be read below, or downloaded here. Dear DNC members, As we Democrats reflect on the results […]

Jaime Harrison Announces Run for Democratic National Committee Chair

For Immediate Release November 14, 2016 JAIME HARRISON ANNOUNCES RUN FOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR COLUMBIA, SC—Jaime Harrison, Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, has announced that he will run for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Harrison made the announcement tonight on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. “Donald Trump tapped into a […]

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