Senator Tim Scott is the second Republican from South Carolina who has filed to run in the federal election of 2024.
CNN reported that Scott had filed paperwork at the Federal Elections Commission. He joined five other candidates, including Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor who served two terms. Other candidates include former president Donald Trump, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson and tech entrepreneur Vivek RAMASWAMY.
Fox News reported that Scott has launched a $6-million ad campaign to kick off his campaign for office. He will make an official announcement about his campaign on May 22, 2023.
Senator has received massive campaign contributions. This includes support from two super PACs with a combined total of about $16 million as of the beginning of 2023. Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, is believed to be among the largest donors.
Scott’s campaign, according to reports, also ended with a successful re-election in November 2022 with $22 million cash in the bank.
Scott announced his exploratory committee in April 2023 for a presidential run and made strong statements condemning the Democratic Establishment.
Scott: “The far left is spreading a new concept that’s similar to narcotics of despair and victimhood.” “We are all victims in some way or another, according to this new concept.” “I grew up knowing the importance of personal responsibility and taking charge of your own life.”
Scott said that the country needed a “change of leadership”. “Two years was enough. Four years are hardly acceptable. It’s time to change the leadership in America.”
Senator Scott’s remarks were primarily focused on defeating Joe Biden, rather than Trump. He was pointing out a failure of policy by the president. “I think we give the voters the choice… so that they can decide how to move forward,” Scott said that instead of trying to talk about how to defeat a Republican candidate, it would be better to have a discussion about how to defeat Joe Biden.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice-President Mike Pence, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are also expected to announce their candidacy.
Senator Scott’s Campaign did not respond to a comment request.