Sen. Tim Scott Declares 2024 GOP Presidential Bid

Sen. Tim Scott Declares 2024 GOP Presidential Bid

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott became the latest Republican to declare his candidacy for the 2024 presidential nomination, further expanding the field of GOP candidates ready to take on President Joe Biden.

“The Senate’s only Black Republican has made his grandfather’s work in the cotton fields of the Deep South a bedrock of his political identity. Yet Scott rejects the notion that racism remains a powerful force in society, and he has cast his candidacy and rise from generational poverty as the realization of a dream only possible in America,” Newsmax noted Friday in a report detailing Scott’s candidacy.

“He is scheduled to make a formal announcement Monday at Charleston Southern University, a private Baptist college and Scott’s alma mater, in his hometown of North Charleston,” the report added.

Scott has already scheduled TV advertisements to be broadcasted in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, starting early next week. The $6 million advertising campaign represents the largest expenditure on advertisements by a potential or declared candidate during the initial phases of the 2024 nominating campaign.

Scott distinguishes himself from the leaders of the GOP field, including former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is anticipated to join the race soon, by emphasizing optimistic themes and steering clear of divisive rhetoric. Rather than embracing grievance-based politics, Scott seeks to set himself apart by promoting a more unifying approach.

He also refuses to cast his life story in the context of Democrat-generated racial inequities, noting that those who disagree with his views on the matter are simply trying to “weaponize race to divide us” and that “the truth of my life disproves their lies.”

During a recent stop in Iowa, where the first GOP primaries will be held, Scott emphasized a “new American sunrise” that would be rooted in collaborative efforts.

“I see a future where common sense has rebuilt common ground, where we’ve created real unity, not by compromising away our conservatism, but by winning converts to our conservatism,” he said.

“If you wanted a blueprint to ruin America, you’d keep doing exactly what Joe Biden has let the far left do to our country for the past two years,” he added. “Tell every white kid they’re oppressors. Tell Black and brown kids their destiny is grievance, not greatness.”


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