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Sen. Tim Scott Announces 2024 GOP Presidential Campaign

Sen. Tim Scott Announces 2024 GOP Presidential Campaign

“…what I’ve seen in Iowa and New Hampshire is that voters are thrilled to have a conversation about optimism, a conversation about how to move this country forward together.”

Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is announcing his 2024 presidential campaign at Charleston Southern University.

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Asked by Fox News if Republican voters are receptive to his positive message, Scott pointed to his recent stops in the two states that kick off the GOP presidential nominating calendar and emphasized “what I’ve seen in Iowa and New Hampshire is that voters are thrilled to have a conversation about optimism, a conversation about how to move this country forward together.”

“I’m stunned at the hunger for something positive as long as its anchored in conservatism. As long as you have a backbone,” he added.

Scott, a rising star in the GOP and the only Black Republican in the Senate, is launching his campaign in North Charleston, the town where he grew up.


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E Howard Hunt | May 22, 2023 at 11:13 am

I think he should choose his fellow SC bachelor Senator, Lindsey Graham, to be his running mate. That way they can have a Whitehouse wedding should they tie the knot.

inspectorudy | May 22, 2023 at 11:38 am

I don’t get it unless he hopes Trump will select him as a VP. Fat boy Christie and can’t-we-all-get-a-long Hutchison have absolutely no chance yet there they are. Nome, Elder, Sununu, what is going on? It used to be that the VP was considered to be the next in line but now it appears to be nothing but a box check to satisfy all race/creed/gender.

    gonzotx in reply to inspectorudy. | May 22, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    President Trump would NEVER select Timmy.
    During Charlottesville Timmy showed his true colors by chastising President Trump

    He supported the Democrat Murkowski

    He has said other non supportive comments about President Trump. He always been in the hands of the globalist money

    Follow the money

    healthguyfsu in reply to inspectorudy. | May 22, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    He’s not hoping for Trump because Trump has zero shot at being POTUS. I don’t know that I’d vote for Scott but that’s not his angle.

henrybowman | May 22, 2023 at 11:43 am

I don’t know that much about him, but his record on the gun issue at least (and I don’t include his NRA rating in this record since the NRA has stupidly given A ratings to complete tyrant –, e.g., Harry Reid — for no conceivable reason) paints him as almost entirely a committed conservative. So I won’t discount him out of hand.

I generally like Tim Scott, but this is just STUPID.

2028 is the year to announce and actually potentially be a contender instead of an also-ran that won’t get a single delegate from Trump or DeSantis.

    gonzotx in reply to Olinser. | May 22, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    That’s not why he’s running

    Follow the money

      Ghostrider in reply to gonzotx. | May 22, 2023 at 11:48 pm

      Follow the money, so say you? Well, using your logic Trump is destined to lose the general election and possibly the primary too. So let’s follow the money, shall we?

      E. Jean Carroll filed court papers Monday seeking “very substantial” monetary damages from Donald Trump for making scathing remarks about her at a CNN town hall a day after the former president lost a $5 million lawsuit to the writer.
      Carroll is now seeking no less than $10 million from Trump in damages in her original lawsuit in light of what he said on May 10 on CNN.

      The move came as her lawyers asked a Manhattan federal court judge for permission to amend that first defamation lawsuit, which she lodged against Trump in 2019, to reflect his new statements on CNN about her, which they say also are defamatory.
      “Trump’s defamatory statements post-verdict show the depth of his malice toward Carroll since it is hard to imagine defamatory conduct that could possibly be more motivated by hatred, ill will, or spite,” the proposed amended complaint said.

      “This conduct supports a very substantial punitive damages award in Carroll’s favor both to punish Trump, to deter him from engaging in further defamation, and to deter others from doing the same,” the complaint said.

      Carroll’s new proposed amended lawsuit notes during his CNN town hall interview, “Trump falsely stated that he did not sexually abuse Carroll, that he has no idea who Carroll was, and that Carroll’s now-proven accusation was a ‘fake’ and ‘made up story’ created by a ‘whack job.'”

      “Trump also insulted Carroll’s character and downplayed his sexual abuse of her by asking ‘what kind of woman meets someone’ and then ‘within minutes’ plays ‘hanky-panky in a dressing room,'” the amended complaint says.
      The filing notes that about 3.3 million people watched the CNN broadcast and heard the audience in the studio “applauding and laughing along uproariously to Trump’s comments.”

      The filing cites several Twitter posts that echoed Trump’s “many lies and demeaning remarks” about Carroll.

      “These and other similar messages are exactly what Trump intended,” the amended complaint said.

      “Trump used a national platform to demean and mock Carroll. He egged on a laughing audience as he made light of his violent sexual assault, called Carroll names, implied that Carroll was asking to be assaulted, and dismissed the jury’s verdict vindicating Carroll.”
      If Judge Lewis Kaplan allows Carroll to amend her pending lawsuit, it would be the latest example in a series of Trump’s statements about her adding to his civil legal peril.

Guess who promoted Tim Scott to start his political career, none other than Griffin, who we know very vocally promotes, and financially, DeSantis as well I think I smell a rat

The influence of money and power can never be underestimated

    You know this makes no sense whatsoever, right? Why would anyone back TWO different candidates in a race when all that does is divide the non-Trump vote? /smh

      gonzotx in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 22, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      It makes perfect sense actually, Tim can siphon off black support for President Trump while DeSantis goes for the Latino, divide and conquer.

      And when Tim drops out, he throws his support to Ron

      And then you have the “gee, what’s wrong with President Trump that Tim is not supporting him?

      Death by a thousand cuts

      Murkowski was on of 7 Republican Senators who voted to convict Trump after he was impeached. Enough said.

      “What kind of an idiot would endorse Murkowski for Senate.”

      A VERY well paid one?


      Scott was at the Sea Island meeting

      A meeting for globalists and their bought politicians

        healthguyfsu in reply to gonzotx. | May 22, 2023 at 7:46 pm

        Someone doesn’t understand how nominations work. Too many cooks in the kitchen was a big part of Trump’s first nomination for POTUS.

        But no one can expect coherent, logical analysis from this particular rambling fool with her pasted nonsense from shitblogs.

I like Tim Scott and would have no trouble voting for him in the general election. But like other folks, I’m scratching my head at this. Barring some catastrophe, Trump or DeSantis is going to get the nomination. Maybe he’s got a book to sell?

Tom Scott supported Lisa Murkowski and that should tell you all you need to know!

Welcome to the race Mr scott, do you have anything interesting to add to the conversation?

Sen Scott has zero chance in ’24. The only possible reasons to run that make political sense are:
1. Broaden his name recognition for a future run
2. Position himself for consideration as VP or cabinet post

I put him and Pence in the same category of what I call ‘MR Rogers Republicans’; nice guys, decent people, probably great at Sunday School but are unwilling to keep kicking the d/prog in the jimmy until they quit.

I live in SC and I will not vote for Scott. When I contact Scott for issues I never get any responses. I do not much like Graham but he does respond to me even if it is not what I want. I plan to vote for Trump as I figure he knows by now who he can trust in DC, will execute change, and he has a proper plan.

    freespeechfanatic in reply to JG. | May 23, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Likewise. He’s been AWOL for the last two years of Biden’s depredations and he wants to be president? Give me a break. What a total squish. I also haven’t forgotten his arrogant condescension toward Trump for four years.

See, I know many don’t like Tim Scott running, and don’t think he’ll do well, but think about this:

Republicans should nominate him. That way, they can tell Democrats the same thing Democrats told Republicans about Obama.

“If you don’t vote for him, you’re racist.”

So the Democrats would have no choice but to vote for him! Tim Scott wins the Electoral Votes in all 50 states, and becomes President.

    CommoChief in reply to Ima_Uzer. | May 23, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Nice but he will have an r after his name so, according to the d/prog, he isn’t authentically ‘black’ instead he will called a sellout at best. See Joe Biden comments ‘if you don’t vote for me you ain’t black’.