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  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 18, 2024: a look at some comments made by Sen. Tim Scott about being on the shortlist as a potential running mate for former President Donald Trump, and a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting bump stocks; and more!
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, a top ally and potential running mate of former President Donald Trump, is launching a new effort to win over Black and other nonwhite working class voters he argues could be the deciding factor in November's elections.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 21, 2024: a look at the political calendar for the week; Sen. Tim Scott on VP speculation and his thoughts on RFK, Jr.; updates from the 1st and 4th congressional district primaries, including who isn’t debating ahead of the June 11 primary; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 7, 2024: we look at the state of play heading into the final week of legislation; on network television, Sen. Tim Scott discussed running mate speculation and Rep. Jim Clyburn spoke on his presidential medal of freedom award; we catch up with head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Tom Barkin, to talk about the economy, housing, inflation; and more!
  • Donald Trump easily won South Carolina’s GOP primary. but the biggest winner on that night last month might have been Tim Scott. The South Carolina senator's enthusiastic campaigning for the former president has been generating buzz about Scott's prospects as Trump's potential pick for a running mate.
  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina endorsed Donald Trump Friday ahead of next week’s New Hampshire primary, the latest sign the Republican party is rallying around the former president's candidacy after his historic Iowa win.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 18, 2023 features: a look at the abrupt movements shaking up the 2024 field, now that we’re less than 100 days until the First in the South Republican Presidential Primary; a check-in with AP national politics reporter Meg Kinard; a look at upcoming campaign trail visits from Nikki Haley and Donald Trump; and more.
  • Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott abruptly announced late Sunday that he was dropping out of the 2024 race, a development that surprised his donors and stunned his campaign staff just two months before the start of voting in Iowa's leadoff GOP caucuses.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 11, 2023, a look at the third Republican presidential debate with analysis by reporter Meg Kinnard of the Associated Press and Alex Strohman, Republican strategist and former Director of the SC Republican Party; a rundown of the big local election wins; and deciphering what the actions in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia during this off-year election could mean for November 2024.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 7, 2023, the third Republican presidential debate takes place tonight in Miami; the South Carolina “first in the nation” Democratic presidential primary happens on Feb. 3; and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis scores a major endorsement.