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In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

The Deep South is fielding more Black candidates for U.S. Senate than it has since Reconstruction.
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Mike Espy, Jaime Harrison, Adrian Perkins, Raphael Warnock

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. 

In South Carolina, Jamie Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money in what has become a competitive fight to unseat one of the more powerful Republicans in the Senate. 

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Jaime Harrison

He’s joined by Raphael Warnock in neighboring Georgia. Warnock is the leading Democrat in a crowded field running for the seat held by an appointed Republican. 

Mike Espy and Adrian Perkins, meanwhile, are launching spirited bids for the Senate in Mississippi and Louisiana. 

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