President-elect Biden plans to name Jaime Harrison for him to lead the Democratic National Committee. What he strives to strengthen is already expected to be part of the challenging midterm election party committee’s future, based on two people with knowledge of choices.
Harrison was the chairman of the Democratic Party of South Carolina. He broke the fundraising record in his campaign with Senator Lindsey Graham last year, and he became a national political star. Mr. Harrison lost the vote in November, while Graham received 44% of the vote with 55% of the vote, but he has established broad support throughout the party.
Biden’s senior advisers also plan to appoint a handful of elected Democrats as vice chairpersons to recognize their support in the campaign and provide them with the opportunity to become high-profile alternatives. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, Texas Representative Filemon Vela, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will take up the positions.
Following the tradition of committee members obeying the president’s choice, Mr. Harrison is not expected to face challengers for the position.
Mr. Harrison is well-known to all DNC employees and members. This is due to his leadership of the South Carolina State Party and his failure to become the chairman of the committee in 2017. (The outgoing DNC chairman Tom Perez won the match) Mr. Harrison was won by South Carolina, an influential Biden representative James Clayburn E. Ally who helped the president-elect Supported by the primary election in Mr. Clayburn’s home state. Mr. Perez chose to be re-elected.
Traditionally, the new president will control the party committee and set up his own chairman and staff. Former President Barack Obama chose to try to establish his own political action outside the committee. This decision was said by many DNC members that it harmed the contracting states and caused dysfunction at the national level.
Biden is more of an institutionalist in the party. He has promised to rebuild the state party and deepen investment in the committee.
Mr. Harrison is favored by state leaders, who see him as an ally, and they are committed to making the committee focus on rebuilding the local party’s infrastructure. After Biden’s election, dozens of National Party chairmen and vice chairmen sent letters to his transition team. There was no name Mr. Harrison, but the number of listings matched his experience and skills.
The chairman of the Democratic Party of Nebraska, Jane Kleb, said: “We firmly believe that he not only believes in the principles of the contracting states, but that he will speak out in the Biden administration.”
The National Party Committee began to pay attention to this when the Democrats were trying to navigate an election landscape full of uncertainty. Even before the attack on the U.S. Capitol disrupted U.S. politics, the Democrats predicted that the 2022 House and Senate midterm elections would be difficult, and Mr. Biden (who will become the oldest president in U.S. history on Wednesday) might decide not to run. . The second semester.
But even before the mid-term, the party committee must bridge the gap between Democrats who want Mr. Biden and his message to focus on a unified country and liberals who aspire to prosecute and other measures that hold President Trump and his allies accountable. .
The role of Mr. Harrison’s hometown in the initial major process may complicate discussions surrounding changes to the nomination process. South Carolina is the fourth state to hold the primary contest. This role brings in candidates, expenditures, news reports, and a high voice in the nomination battle.
The party faces widespread concerns about the fairness of the complex caucus meetings used in Iowa and Nevada, while also facing two relatively early, whiter states-Iowa and New Hampshire-how to proceed Questions from the first two rounds of voting. Some political party leaders in Nevada are already trying to eliminate all troubles and overthrow Iowa for the first round of voting.