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Tim Scott

  • The polls were closed in Iowa for less than 48 hours when South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was shaking hands and posing for pictures with eastern Iowa Republicans at a Cedar Rapids country club last week. Scott is one of the many Republicans testing their presidential ambitions; at least a half-dozen GOP presidential prospects are planning Iowa visits this summer now that the state's June primary has come and gone.
  • Three women are competing for the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, who said this will be his last term if he is reelected.
  • U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Gov. Henry McMaster have endorsed each other in their Republican primary races for 2022. And Scott will be a special guest at a fundraiser for McMaster's reelection campaign next month. McMaster has yet to draw a primary opponent with significant fundraising, though Greenville businessman John Warren — who largely self-funded his campaign and forced McMaster into a runoff in 2018 — hasn't ruled out trying again. Scott is the Senate's only Black Republican and says this will be his last Senate campaign. He's being mentioned as a possible contender for president in 2024, and is already traveling to early-voting states.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 29, 2021 features: a look at some of the state budget vetoes Gov. Henry McMaster issued last week; Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announces his 2022 reelection bid; the history of the South Carolina statehouse grounds; and more.
  • U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has launched his 2022 reelection campaign. The Republican said in a series of stops across South Carolina on Monday that he and other Republicans represent progress and stability for voters in this deeply conservative state. Scott has said the 2022 Senate run would be his last.
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for May 1, 2021, features: Joe Cunningham's first campaign stop in his run for South Carolina's governor in the 2022 election; Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivers the GOP response to President Joe Biden's speech to Congress this week; Mike Pence teases a 2024 presidential run at his first public appearance since leaving office this week in South Carolina; and much more.
  • Read the full text of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) Republican response to President Joe Biden's address to Congress on April 28, 2021.
  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver Republicans’ rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress next week.Scott, who is the only Black Republican in the Senate, will serve as the face of the party after Biden addresses the nation Wednesday. Considered a potential 2024 presidential candidate, Scott is a leading GOP voice on race and criminal justice reform, and he is popular with both the pro-Donald Trump and moderate wings of the party.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 27, 2020, features remarks from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at the…
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 21, 2020, we bring you COVID-19 warnings from medical professionals in the Upstate, recent comments…