Tim Scott Files to Enter 2024 Presidential Race
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) filed with the FEC to run for president in 2024 ahead of an expected campaign launch on Monday.
Who is Tim Scott? Scott has served as a U.S. senator for South Carolina since 2013. Labeled “a rising star in the GOP” by Fox News (Right bias), he is the sole black Republican in the Senate. The New York Times (Lean Left bias) went further, calling him “the most influential elected Black conservative in America.” Delivering the GOP response to President Joe Biden’s 2021 joint address to Congress, Scott said, “America is not a racist country," adding, "It's wrong to try to use our painful past to try to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.” On Friday, AP (Lean Left bias) said he was “testing whether a more optimistic vision of America’s future can resonate with GOP voters.”
For Context: Scott enters an increasingly crowded field of Republicans vying to challenge the more combative messages of former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — both of whom are polling much higher than other candidates. Like Scott, DeSantis is also expected to announce his candidacy next week.
How the Media Covered It: Coverage was widespread across the spectrum. While Fox News joined many left-rated outlets in highlighting Scott’s status as the sole black Senate Republican, articles in other right-rated outlets included this fact much lower in articles; a Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) article did not mention it until the last paragraph.
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From the CenterGOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina files paperwork to run for president
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...
From the LeftSouth Carolina Sen. Tim Scott files to run for president
Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina has filed to run for president in 2024, according to the Federal Election Commission’s website.
The filing comes ahead of a formal announcement that is expected to take place Monday in South Carolina.
Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, launched a presidential exploratory committee in April, emphasizing his evangelical faith, his race and his experience growing up as the son of a single mother. He defined his personal ethos as one of “individual responsibility” and said his approach to politics was guided by the belief that...
From the RightTim Scott files paperwork with the FEC to run for president in 2024
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has filed paperwork to run for president in 2024 ahead of his expected announcement next week.
Scott filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, all but guaranteeing that the South Carolina senator is preparing to enter the GOP primary to win the White House.
The FEC filing was done in advance of his Monday announcement in order to launch a $6 million ad buy, Scott's newly launched campaign told the Washington Examiner.
The ads will run statewide in Iowa and South Carolina, important battleground states and the first two GOP nominating contests.