Jaime Harrison, who brought his challenge to Sen into the national spotlight. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamFeinstein resigns as Supreme Democrat on Judicial Committee Democrats face increasing pressure to support smaller COVID-19 stimuli (RS.C.) will launch a political action committee on Tuesday to target historically Republican territories.
Despite its loss, the Democratic candidacy has shattered the fundraising records that the Dirt Road PAC organization hopes it can replicate, the Associated Press writes.
The PAC name refers to a Harrison anecdote during his campaign in which a rural voter living on a dirt road said he would continue to feel alienated from politics “until a Democrat or Republican paves the way”.
At that moment, Harrison told the AP, “the hardship that so many of us are suffering in this state.”
Harrison said the PAC’s top priority will be the two senate proceedings in Georgia, where the victory of Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff could result in an even division in the upper house. Harrison told the AP he had already raised nearly half a million dollars for Warnock and Ossoff and plans to target the next Virginia 2021 state election.
“The days when we just hack and nominate a candidate every few years, we don’t have local infrastructure and we think we’re going to win – it just doesn’t work,” Harrison told AP. “I’m going to focus on investing, and I’m going to do it in a much deeper way, and I’m going to go to areas where people have just been forgotten or given up.”
Harrison is also said to be considering running for president of the National Democratic Commission (DNC), although he said he is currently focusing on increasing other candidates. However, Harrison noted his varied experience in party leadership at both the national and South Carolina levels.
“I don’t think you’ll find a lot of people who’ve probably done these things, and wearing a lot of hats can get into the DNC and understand the path we need to take to rebuild our party.” he told the AP.