U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has thrown her support behind Jaime Harrison’s run for the Senate, in a bid to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Harris called Harrison an “advocate for the people.”
“He believes every South Carolinian deserves the opportunity to not just get by, but to thrive and succeed,” Harris said of Harrison. “I am confident he will continue to fight for South Carolinians in the Senate. I am proud to endorse Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate.”
Harrison, who is currently an associate chairman with the Democratic National Committee and former chairman of South Carolina’s Democratic Party, welcomed her official endorsement, calling the former presidential candidate “a relentless fighter for working people.”
“Senator @KamalaHarris is a relentless fighter for working people, and I’m honored to receive her endorsement. Together in the Senate, we’ll fight to expand healthcare, improve infrastructure for our communities, and build a better future for our country,” Harrison tweeted Monday.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has also endorsed Harrison.
The endorsement is Harris’ second major endorsement of the year. Earlier this month, she officially endorsed Democratic front-runner and former vice president Joe Biden.
“We still have yet to achieve those ideals, but one of the greatest things about us is that we are willing to fight to get there,” she said in a video message posted to her Twitter account. “So I just wanted you guys to know … I have decided that I am, with great enthusiasm, going to endorse Joe Biden.”