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2024 elections

  • May 27, 2023 — A recap of Sen. Tim Scott's swing through the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire as his 2024 presidential campaign begins.
  • Sen. Tim Scott joins a growing list of GOP presidential primary contenders and is the second from South Carolina.
  • May 23, 2023 — An in-depth look at the official launch of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) 2024 presidential campaign and his career in politics.
  • South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has launched his presidential campaign. At an event in his hometown of North Charleston on Monday, Scott offered an optimistic message he hopes can contrast the two figures who have used political combativeness to dominate the early GOP primary field: former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Scott is the Senate's only Black Republican. His team acknowledges the challenge but notes that the political environment can change, that Scott won reelection by a commanding 20 points in November and that he has more money to start his campaign than any presidential candidate in history.
  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is set to announce his bid for president. With Monday's launch, he will officially wade into a Republican primary battle already largely dominated by two commanding figures: former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  • South Carolina Republicans have selected Drew McKissick as their chairman for a fourth term at a convention where some of the party's 2024 presidential hopefuls made pitches to voters in the first-in-the-South primary state. McKissick has led the party since 2017 in a state where the GOP holds all statewide-elected positions, all but one U.S. House seat and control of both legislative chambers. He defeated three challengers. Among the 2024 GOP presidential contenders, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy addressed the convention, while former President Donald Trump, Sen. Tim Scott and a super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent videos.
  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina made it official Friday: He's running for president. The Senate's only Black Republican has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Committee declaring his intention to seek his party's nomination. His candidacy will test whether a more optimistic vision of America's future can resonate with GOP voters who have elevated partisan brawlers in recent years. The deeply religious 57-year-old former insurance broker has made his grandfather's work in the cotton fields of the Deep South a bedrock of his political identity. Scott is scheduled to make a formal announcement on Monday in his hometown of North Charleston.
  • Black voters in South Carolina rescued Joe Biden's bid for the presidency during the 2020 Democratic primary, and he rewarded them by moving the state to the head of the party's nominating calendars in 2024. But interviews two years into his presidency with more than a dozen Black voters representing a variety of ages and backgrounds reveal mixed views, especially between older and younger voters. Those conflicting views in South Carolina, a state that was pivotal to Biden's ascent in 2020, provide an early snapshot of the opportunities and challenges the president will have to navigate with a core Democratic constituency as he seeks a second term.
  • May 9, 2023 — On this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at South Carolina Public Radio's 50th Anniversary Open House event in Columbia, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The AP's Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard to discuss this year's state legislative session and the 2024 presidential race.
  • May 6, 2023 — An extended interview with former South Carolina governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.