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Tim Scott Files South Carolina Primary Ballot as Super PAC Cancels Fall TV Ads

Tim Scott Files South Carolina Primary Ballot as Super PAC Cancels Fall TV Ads

Trust In the Mission PAC: “…we aren’t going to waste our money when the electorate isn’t focused or ready…” to choose someone other than Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (SC) filed paperwork to appear on the South Carolina primary ballot hours after his super PAC canceled fall TV ads.

From WCSC:

Candidates have until Oct. 31 to file paperwork and pay a $50,000 fee — $20,000 of which goes to the South Carolina Election Commission, per state law, and the rest of which goes to the South Carolina Republican Party — to ensure voters see their name on the ballot on Feb. 24.

On Monday, the first of South Carolina’s homegrown candidates completed that step.

Sen. Tim Scott held a filing event and lunchtime meet-and-greet at Doc’s BBQ in Columbia.

After signing his paperwork alongside SCGOP Chair Drew McKissick and handing over a check with the requisite fee, Scott chatted and posed for photos with supporters.

The latest poll from Winthrop University, released earlier this month, indicates Scott still has a lot of ground to make up in his home state, polling in fourth place at a little less than 6% among South Carolina Republican voters.

Despite needing help, the Trust in the Mission PAC, the super PAC aligned with Scott, decided to cancel all fall TV ads.

Yikes is all I can say:

Trust In the Mission PAC, also known as “TIM PAC,” outlined in a memo to donors that was obtained by Fox News on Monday that “we aren’t going to waste our money when the electorate isn’t focused or ready” for an alternative to former President Donald Trump, the commanding frontrunner for the GOP nomination.

The group emphasized that instead of continuing to run ads, it will “fully fund” its current grassroots and door-knocking program on behalf of Scott.

But the move by TIM PAC to pull the plug on the $40 million it reserved to run ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – three crucial early voting states in the GOP nominating calendar – is the latest warning sign for Scott. And it comes as the senator’s poll numbers, and fundraising, have flatlined.

In the latest polls, Trump sits at 59%, 55%, 58%, and 52%. He is literally dominating the field without attending the debates. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is in second in all the polls.

The next debate takes place on November 8 in Miami. NBC will air and host the debate. We don’t know the moderators or format. Can pretty much guarantee Trump won’t be there.


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There is no path to the nomination for Tim Scott. What possible goal could he have here?

    Olinser in reply to Halcyon Daze. | October 16, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    I’m honestly not sure.

    Some of the other jackholes like Pence, Christie and Hutchison are just out to hurt Trump, while others are bucking for the VP slot.

    I’m honestly not even sure what Scott is doing at this point. He’s got no strong negatives like Pence or Christie or their ilk, but he doesn’t have any real base of support, either.

    The only thing that I can think is that he’s trying to get the VP slot or a Cabinet spot, but he simply doesn’t have anything to offer at this stage.

    TargaGTS in reply to Halcyon Daze. | October 16, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    VP, maybe some other Cabinet appointment is the only thing I can think of.

    He was in the mood for BBQ?

E Howard Hunt | October 16, 2023 at 9:39 pm

Does he like girls? If not, he should copy Obama and arrange a wife.

For a politician publicity is seldom a bad thing.

This makes sure his name gets kept in front of the public as a serious player.