For state officials who have continued to resent the decline of the DNC during the Barack Obama administration, many Democrats have chosen Harrison as a relief.
In November, about 70 state chairpersons and vice chairpersons wrote a letter to Biden’s transition team. They did not mention Biden’s name, but listed a series of “matches with Jaime’s resume and experience.” Traits.
Those party leaders see Harrison as a member of themselves, have served as chairman of the state committee, decentralized DNC leadership and advocated organizing fundraising activities at the state level-they hope this runs counter to the way the party manages under Obama.
The signs of his ascending to the top of the DNC indicate that the South’s influence in the Democratic Party is increasing, and this influence may be further expanded after the election of Rafael Warnock and Jon Osoff for the Georgia senators.
But it also shows Clayburn, a South Carolina congressman and top Biden ally who helped pass before the lord of his state endorsed him to revive the 2020 campaign for president-elect.
Clayburn Push Harrison in public and behind the scenes, including talking to Biden about this position. Harrison was a former Clyburn employee.
Biden and his team were very close to the DNC during the presidential campaign. Staff from the two departments participated in each other’s conference calls, and their respective leaders often coordinated field forces and messaging.
“Jaime will ensure that all 57 contracting states and territories have us not only to win elections, but also to build infrastructure funds that we need to organize throughout the year,” Jane Kleeb, chairman of the Democratic Party of Nebraska. “We cannot be the party that parachutes resources at the last minute.”
Tina Podlodowski, the chairman of the Washington Democratic Party, said, “All of us are excited for Harrison” and “As the former president, he clearly understands the issues we need to deal with.”
Due to concerns about Covid-19, DNC members will vote for their chairman and other positions by electronic voting between January 18 and January 21. If the Democratic Party enters the White House, this vote is a typical form of approval of the president-elect.
One of the party’s challenges in the next few years will be to raise funds while President Donald Trump is in office to mobilize donors. Harrison, who did not challenge Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) last year, showed a knack for fundraising. During the Senate campaign, he brought 131 million U.S. dollars, setting a record for candidates for the Senate.
However, some Democrats questioned whether his ability to obtain large sums of money while battling the leftist Bugman (left) will translate into DNC fundraising activities. While the parties that control the White House usually suffer losses, Democrats will also face an uphill battle in the 2022 election.
“Of course we want to help President Biden, but the House of Representatives, Senate and governor races in 2022 will be the main focus of the DNC,” said Carol Fowler, a longtime South Carolina Democratic official who is close to South Harrison. ) Said, acknowledging the funding challenge of the ruling party. Jamie can do it. He can finish it. Those of us who know him know that he will become an outstanding leader and his attention will be focused on those games. “