Biden to tap unsuccessful South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison to lead DNC

Jaime Harrison may have failed to unseat South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, but he’s President-elect Joe Biden’s reported pick to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Harrison will likely lead the Democrats’ push to keep both the House and Senate after the 2022 elections. The party underperformed this cycle down-ballot.

While Harrison has long been favored by Biden for the role, thanks in part to House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s endorsement, he will still need to win a rank-and-file member vote this month.

Neither a Biden transition nor a DNC spokesman immediately responded to the Washington
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