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South Carolina attorney Jamie Harpootlian nominated to be U.S. ambassador to Slovenia

Jamie Harpootlian is the wife of Richland County senator Dick Harpootlian, a longtime friend and ally of the president.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — President Biden has nominated Columbia attorney Jamie Harpootlian to become the next United States ambassador to Slovenia.

She is the wife of Richland County senator Dick Harpootlian, a longtime friend and ally of the president.

In making the announcement, the White House said Jamie Harpootlian is an accomplished attorney.

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Harpootlian will have to be confirmed by the United States Senate.

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