- Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential race, asserting that it’s not just a two-man race between Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
- Scott’s entry comes as DeSantis’ popularity has waned significantly in recent public polling, opening the door for new contenders like Scott, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
- Highlighting his campaign message, Scott emphasizes hope, opportunity, and the necessity of focusing on the American people and the next generation.
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott announced his bid for the 2024 Presidential race this Monday, sending ripples through the political landscape. Despite the current narrative painting the GOP primary as a two-man race between former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Scott firmly states that he sees a broader spectrum of candidates.
Scott’s presidential campaign comes at a time when DeSantis’ support has notably waned in recent public polling. This decrease in popularity has sparked doubts about DeSantis’ ability to effectively challenge Trump, and has opened up the field for other potential candidates like Scott.
“The important thing is restoring hope and creating opportunities — and protecting America,” Scott told Breitbart News. He believes his campaign’s message, focused on the American people and the future generation, will resonate with voters, promising to extend the 2017 tax cuts and prioritize quality education for every child.
With solid support, including the backing of both South Dakota’s U.S. Senators, a significant campaign war chest, and his significant track record of success in South Carolina, Scott is poised to mount a serious campaign in the early state races.