Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign:
We knew Republicans weren’t finished attacking our healthcare,Samuel, but Lindsey Graham just confirmed it for us.
That’s right: yesterday, the conservative Senator from South Carolina made a promise that if Republicans keep their stranglehold on power in the Senate and take back the House in 2020, they will overturn ‘Obamacare’ AKA the Affordable Care Act.
Once again, Republicans like Graham are prioritizing ripping healthcare away from tens of millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions, as families and patients across the country are already struggling to choose whether or not to put food on the table, pay their bills, or get the health care they need.
How do we stop them? Flip. The. Senate.
Graham thinks promising to repeal health care will help him keep his long-held Senate seat. Democrat Jaime Harrison is offering South Carolinians and Americans something different: a Senator who will fight for their best interests by expanding and improving our health care system, not threatening to flat-out destroy it.
We know Graham’s crown achievement in the Senate is attempting to rip healthcare away from millions of Americans, and his healthcare sabotage has consequences. When a rural hospital closes, or coverage for pre-existing conditions is threatened, the health of all South Carolinians is put at risk. Graham either doesn’t understand that, or more likely, just doesn’t care. That’s where he and Jaime differ.
Jaime understands the struggle that too many families are facing, because he’s lived it. He was born the son of a single teenage mom, raised by his grandparents, and grew up in poverty — but in a community that helped each other. Ever since, he’s been determined to give back and fight for opportunity for all South Carolinians — something Graham has actively fought against.
Jaime was DFA’s first 2020 Senate endorsement because we believe he truly has what it takes to flip a historically conservative Senate seat from red to blue and kick one of the most dangerous, Trump-defending Republicans out of office. If we’re going to flip the Senate, we need Jaime to win.
Help us continue to support Jaime as he works to build a massive grassroots campaign to mobilize voters and replace an ultra-conservative Republican whose top priority is ripping healthcare away from the people he represents. Pitch in $5 or more now.
Charles Chamberlain, Chair
Democracy for America