Tim Scott Weighs 2024 Run, Selling Unity to a Party Eager for a Fight

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2023
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Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, openly eyeing a pathbreaking run for the Republican presidential nomination, came home Thursday night to the city that started the Civil War to test out themes of unity and forgiveness aimed at the current war in his party — and the divisions roiling the nation at large.

The ultimate question is whether Republican voters who embraced Donald J. Trump’s brand of us-versus-them divisiveness are ready for the themes that Mr. Scott is selling.

His speech Thursday to the Charleston County Republican Party could have...

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