GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina files paperwork to run for president

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2023
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Brian Snyder | Reuters

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina filed paperwork Friday to run for president in 2024, officially throwing his hat into a growing Republican primary lineup that former President Donald Trump has so far led.

Scott is expected to announce his presidential campaign on Monday morning in North Charleston. He made it official Friday morning when he filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission designating a principal campaign committee for a presidential bid.

The 57-year-old lawmaker, who is the Senate’s sole Black Republican, arrives as an underdog in the primary. He has polled...

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