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.
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.