2020 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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2020 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Lindsey Graham
Republican



The 2020 United States Senate election in South Carolina will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of South Carolina, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham is seeking a fourth term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Lindsey Graham, incumbent and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee[1]
  • Peggy Kandies, Charleston art teacher, home decorator, and former IBM employee[2]
  • Joe Reynolds, Chief Engineer in the US Merchant Marine[3]
  • Michael J. LaPierre, businessman

Potential[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Lindsey Graham
U.S. Executive Branch Officials
Governors
Statewide officials

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mark
Burns
Lindsey
Graham
Harlan
Hill
Peggy
Kandles
Joe
Reynolds
John
Warren
Carey
Wilson
Undecided
Change Research Jun 11–14, 2019 1,183 ± 2.9% 0% 70% 0% 1% 0% 3% 0% 26%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jaime Harrison
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
Former U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Former U.S. Representatives
Governors
Former Governors
Statewide officials
Local officials
Individuals
Organizations

Independent and Third Party candidates[edit]

Libertarian Candidates[edit]

  • David Weikle, Radio Host, gun rights activist, and Libertarian Party Candidate for South Carolina House of Representatives in 2018 (GOP Fusion Candidate)

Potential[edit]

Independent Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

with Jaime Harrison
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Lindsey
Graham (R)
Jaime
Harrison (D)
Undecided
Change Research Jun 11–14, 2019 2,312 ± 2.0% 52% 35% 13%
WPA Intelligence (R)[A] Mar 11–13, 2019 500 ± 4.4% 55% 32% 12%
Hypothetical polling
with generic Democrat
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Lindsey
Graham (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Change Research Jun 11–14, 2019 2,312 ± 2.0% 51% 36% 12%

Notes[edit]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by Conservatives for Clean Energy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ripley, Joe (October 8, 2018). "Sen. Lindsey Graham to run for re-election in 2020, has 'zero interest' in Trump appointment". WYFF. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/peggysenate/
  3. ^ "Joe Reynolds For US Senate | Defending Our Democracy | Get Involved". Joe Reynolds For US Senate 2020. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  4. ^ Hadas Gold, Fox's Bolling talks of a future Senate run: One of Trump's top defenders says he yearns to challenge a sitting Republican senator, Politico (June 19, 2017).
  5. ^ "Former Fox News Host Mulling Challenge To Lindsey Graham". FITS News. September 11, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Marchant, Bristow (October 17, 2017). "Trump's 'top pastor' could launch challenge of Lindsey Graham". The State.
  7. ^ Ecarma, Caleb (July 31, 2017). "Fox News Regular Harlan Hill Considers Senate Run Because Of One Twitter Poll". Mediaite.
  8. ^ Marchant, Bristow (July 6, 2018). "Former SC gov candidate John Warren hints at possible Senate run against Graham". The State.
  9. ^ https://www.fec.gov/data/candidate/S0SC00271/
  10. ^ Kirby, Paul (March 27, 2018). "Mark Sloan launches campaign for US Senate challenging incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham". The Lexington Ledger. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  11. ^ "Termination Report" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. January 29, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  12. ^ Axelrod, Tal (March 30, 2019). "Graham gets assist from Pence in reelection campaign kickoff". The Hill. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i Graham, Lindsey [@LindseyGrahamSC] (June 19, 2019). "I appreciate the re-election support of all the statewide constitutional officers in South Carolina. They do a tremendous job serving the people of our state, and I am proud to call them my friends. #TeamGraham" (Tweet). Retrieved June 19, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Marchant, Bristow (April 28, 2019). "Lindsey Graham gets second Democratic challenger in Senate race". The State. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  15. ^ Barton, Tom (May 28, 2019). "SC Democrat Jaime Harrison launches US Senate campaign to challenge Lindsey Graham". The State. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "Stone for Senate -- FEC Filing".
  17. ^ "Home | Justin Wooton for Senate 2020". Senate Page. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  18. ^ Singiser, Steve. "Here's our ultimate Democratic wishlist for Senate in 2020. Who's on yours?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Fund Lindsey Graham's Future Opponent in 2020". www.crowdpac.com. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  20. ^ Norrell, Mandy [@MPowersNorrell] (February 21, 2019). "Thank you!!! I actually have no plans to run for US Senate, so that eliminates that concern, but what a sign of a healthy party it would be if we were to have a robust primary! I am so excited about the caliber of candidate we have in @harrisonjaime ! He will be amazing!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Sellers, Bakari [@Bakari_Sellers] (June 12, 2019). "Thank you! Yeah man I'm focused on raising a family right now" (Tweet). Retrieved June 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Biden, Joe [@JoeBiden] (May 30, 2019). "South Carolina would be lucky to have @harrisonjaime representing them in the Senate. He has the character, intelligence, and integrity needed to serve his community well. I hope you'll #JoinJaime" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  23. ^ Castro, Julian [@JulianCastro] (May 29, 2019). "South Carolinians will have a fantastic candidate for Senate in @harrisonjaime. I look forward to joining you on the trail and to making history next November. #JoinJaime" (Tweet). Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  24. ^ Booker, Cory [@CoryBooker] (May 29, 2019). "Jaime, I am so incredibly proud of you. We've known each other for more than two decades. I have admired your dedication to community, to meeting people where they are. I know your heart ... and I know you will make a great U.S. Senator. #JoinJaime" (Tweet). Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ Jaime Harrison [@harrisonjaime] (May 29, 2019). "I may not be a superhero, but I am a proud South Carolinian, and I'm ready to fight for a better future for our state and our country. I hope you are, too. Find out how you can #JoinJaime and get involved: jaimeharrison.com/" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  26. ^ Warren, Elizabeth [@ewarren] (May 30, 2019). "Jaime Harrison will fight hard for the people of South Carolina and take our country forward. Go Jaime!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ Boxer, Barbara [@BarbaraBoxer] (May 30, 2019). "Jaime Harrison, @harrisonjaime, is ready -- ready to challenge Lindsey Graham for Senate in South Carolina, and ready to represent South Carolinians instead of the guy in the White House" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ Jaime Harrison [@harrisonjaime] (May 29, 2019). "I may not be a superhero, but I am a proud South Carolinian, and I'm ready to fight for a better future for our state and our country. I hope you are, too. Find out how you can #JoinJaime and get involved: jaimeharrison.com/" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  29. ^ Ryan, Tim [@TimRyan] (May 29, 2019). "Jamie and I have been in a political foxhole many times when we were in the majority in 2007-11. He is exactly who we need in the Senate taking on the issues that are important to all the forgotten people in America" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  30. ^ Swalwell, Eric [@ericswalwell] (May 8, 2019). "Thank u, next. We are going to call it a day for @LindseyGrahamSC and elect @harrisonjaime as the next senator from #SouthCarolina" (Tweet). Retrieved May 12, 2019 – via Twitter.
  31. ^ Delaney, John [@JohnDelaney] (May 30, 2019). "Glad to see @harrisonjaime officially enter the race. The people of South Carolina are lucky to have you on their side. Proud to support you in this fight! #JoinJaime" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  32. ^ Perriello, Tom [@tomperriello] (May 29, 2019). "The SC Senate race is officially one to watch now. I've known @harrisonjaime since college and have been blown away by his tireless dedication to and effectiveness at getting things done on the Hill for folks back home in SC" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  33. ^ Bullock, Steve [@GovernorBullock] (May 30, 2019). "If we're going to take back this country, we've got to support folks who take on the corrupt system to make change in places others may not expect. South Carolina is lucky to have @harrisonjaime at the ready to #SendLindseyHome!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ Dumain, Emma (May 30, 2019). "Harrison's going national in bid to beat Graham, but he's still scoring local nods". The State. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  35. ^ Grimes, Alison [@AlisonForKY] (May 30, 2019). "Proud to support my friend, @harrisonjaime! It's time for @LindseyGrahamSC to go! RT to to send that message & #JoinJaime!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 31, 2019 – via Twitter.
  36. ^ Pepper, David [@DavidPepper] (May 31, 2019). "I just gave to @harrisonjaime -- you should too! @LindseyGrahamSC needs to go, and Jaime will bring inspired leadership to the Senate--which both South Carolina and America desperately need" (Tweet). Retrieved May 31, 2019 – via Twitter.
  37. ^ Buttigieg, Pete [@PeteButtigieg] (May 29, 2019). "Congratulations to my friend @harrisonjaime on officially launching his campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham in SC. He will make a great Senator—and a positive change" (Tweet). Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  38. ^ de Blasio, Bill [@BilldeBlasio] (May 29, 2019). ".@harrisonjaime is much needed shakeup to the status quo who will deliver real change for working people! #JoinJaime" (Tweet). Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  39. ^ Gillum, Andrew [@AndrewGillum] (February 8, 2019). "Sign me up, @harrisonjaime! Ready to send you to the U.S. Senate! 👊🏾" (Tweet). Retrieved February 9, 2019 – via Twitter.
  40. ^ Bryce, Randy [@IronStache] (May 29, 2019). "Go get 'em @harrisonjaime!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  41. ^ Hamill, Mark [@HamillHimself] (June 2, 2019). "Dear Jamie- If you can #SendLindsayHome, I'll give you a MILLION likes & you'll be my 2nd favorite Harrison. Your potential new #FanBoy, Mar🐫 #FORCEHimOuttaTheSenate" (Tweet). Retrieved June 2, 2019 – via Twitter.
  42. ^ Handler, Chelsea [@chelseahandler] (June 2, 2019). "Let's replace Lindsey Graham with this guy @harrisonjaime. He's running in South Carolina" (Tweet). Retrieved June 2, 2019 – via Twitter.
  43. ^ Lassner, Andy [@andylassner] (May 29, 2019). "I've already donated twice to @harrisonjaime because it's time to #SendLindseyHome" (Tweet). Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  44. ^ Lynch, Jane [@janemarielynch] (May 30, 2019). "👇This guy, @harrisonjaime and people like him will bring back honor and dignity to a badly damaged congress. He'll also send @LindseyGrahamSC tush back home. South Carolina must be so proud to call @harrisonjaime their very own!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  45. ^ Obeidallah, Dean [@DeanObeidallah] (May 30, 2019). "Look forward to speaking with @harrisonjaime on my @SXMProgress show tonight. He's the Democrat running against Senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina and we need to support Jaime in this race! He will be on 7:05PMET on @SIRIUSXM channel 127" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  46. ^ O'Donnell, Rosie [@Rosie] (May 29, 2019). "It's official! Democrat Jaime Harrison is running for Senate against Lindsey Graham. #SendLindseyHome secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_harrison_fr_homepage_2019 … #donateNOW" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  47. ^ Rhimes, Shonda [@shondarhimes] (May 30, 2019). "I'm not from South Carolina. But if you need a burst of inspiration and reminder of what politics should be about, watch this video from @harrisonjaime who is challenging Lindsay Graham. And if you ARE from South Carolina...?" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ Whitford, Bradley [@WhitfordBradley] (May 29, 2019). "I'm so in. Are you? Donate if you are able ASAP!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  49. ^ "DFA endorses Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate in South Carolina". Democracy for America. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  50. ^ https://www.fec.gov/data/candidate/S0SC00255/
  51. ^ Wooton, Justin. "Truth to Power. Dignity to People". Crowdpac. Retrieved March 17, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites