Senate 2020: In South Carolina, Graham Styles Himself as Climate Champion

“The three-term Republican senator and his challenger, Democrat Jaime Harrison both talk about global warming and they are neck-and-neck in the polls. “

“Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has for years portrayed himself as a climate champion, but his ardent support for a president who has dismantled climate policy has environmentalists determined to unseat him.

Their hopes are riding instead on a political newcomer, Democrat Jaime Harrison, a former aide to Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and the first Black leader of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

In what they say, Graham and Harrison don't seem to be that far apart on climate. But Graham, despite his avowals and involvement in climate legislation in the past, has not delivered any tangible successes.”

James Bruggers reports for InsideClimate News September 13, 2020.

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