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    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 1916 points ago in politics

    Thanks for your support!

    There are so many things we can do to help create well-paying jobs here. Few things attract new job growth more than an educated workforce, but that means we need to step up our investments in our public schools and make sure job training programs meet the needs of the modern-day economy. We also need to make sure a South Carolinian can get a college degree without breaking the bank and staying in debt for the rest of their life.

    Another thing holding back rural businesses is weak broadband, which effectively cuts businesses off from expanding their markets and reaching new customers. 40 % of our rural households don’t have broadband access right now.

    And another is infrastructure - because crumbling roads and highways increase the cost of doing business slows down economic growth, and bad flood protection on our coasts keeps businesses away from making important investments. Building new roads, flood protection systems can create jobs while helping communities stay safe. I’ll fight for all these priorities as your next senator

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 115 points ago in politics

    One of the MANY reasons I launched Harrison Helps, a community service arm of the campaign. We have to help now, not just after Election Day. We’re partnering with local community organizations, doing things like donating school supplies and hosting resume workshops. And now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re helping raise money and supporting local food banks to help folks out in this tough time!

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 1479 points ago in politics

    Democrats excel in the South and in supposedly “redder” areas throughout the country when we fight hard for a vision that everyone can get behind: affordable healthcare, quality schools and making sure that people who work hard can get ahead. We’ve taken governorships in redder areas like North Carolina, Kentucky and Louisiana when we lead with our values and are forward-looking to a more inclusive future. We elected Doug Jones and are making big plays in all sorts of states this election. What I’m seeing across this state is people fed up with Lindsey’s games and people are here are ready to send him packing.

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 979 points ago in politics

    We need free, mass testing. And we need it now. We should not have fallen so far behind in this - and it shouldn’t be so hard to get one. We need to have a stronger national strategy - and that’s why for over a month I’ve been calling for a stronger use of the Defense Production Act. SC is last in the country in testing per capita, and testing is a vital tool that businesses can use to make sure their workers and customers are safe.

    Essential workers should be treated like they’re essential, because this economy couldn’t run well without them. I’m talking about the bus drivers, drug store clerks, police officers, nurses and EMTs who keep society going. The people who couldn’t take time off or “telework” - they deserve our gratitude and their government’s support. I wrote an op-ed a few months ago on how we need to be helping working South Carolinians through this: https://www.thestate.com/opinion/article241197246.html

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 249 points ago in politics

    The issues that I talk about every day aren’t Democratic or Republican issues. Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, you want to be able to afford quality healthcare, you want your kids to go to a good school, and you want to make sure your family and small business has access to broadband internet. What gets in the way of this so often is partisan bickering and political games, and people in South Carolina understand that and are getting fed up and tired with it.

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 369 points ago in politics

    With health and education disparities where they are in this state, I would really love to be able to work on the HELP Committee. Much of the Affordable Care Act was crafted here, and people here need a strong voice protecting their healthcare and making sure folks with pre-existing conditions are protected against high premiums and discrimination. We have too many hospitals closing in rural areas, and that needs to stop so people can get care when and where they need it.

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 435 points ago in politics

    Other than my signature red velvet cake :) I bake a great hummingbird cake, or sweet potato pie!

    And coast flooding is a huge problem! South Carolina is on the frontlines of this crisis - and it’s not some abstract idea to people here. Just this week, we saw the streets of Charleston completely flooded from rain. Climate change has warmed our planet, and is creating sea level rise that’s making flooding more frequent and hurting Lowcountry property value. Lindsey has given nothing but lip service to climate change for years, while giving the green light to drilling off of our shores and voting for nominees who have made our fight against climate change much harder. We should seize this opportunity to create jobs and clean up our air at the same time.

    [–] I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA! jaimeharrisonSC 1301 points ago in politics

    The first thing we need to do is expand Medicaid. More than 500,000 people here have filed for unemployment here, and accepting these dollars now will immediately provide insurance for people who need it. Lindsey has been standing in the way of that for years, and we’re one of only 14 states that haven’t expanded it. And Lindsey’s friends remain in court even during a pandemic in a lawsuit to tear down the ACA - it’s craziness.