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Tim Scott sets May 22 announcement for 2024 presidential election

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is almost ready to reveal his decision to join the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, and will make the announcement on May 22. said on Sunday.

Scott did not commit to announcing an official campaign, but told people gathered at a downtown Charleston school at City Hall that he would announce his decision at an event about three weeks later.

Scott, 57, is one step closer to officially entering the race for the Republican nomination. There, Donald he joins other candidates announced, including former President Trump, Arkansas Governor Asa He Hutchinson, and “anti-wake” biotech entrepreneur Vivek He Ramaswamy.

Another is Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina, who appointed Scott to the Senate in 2012, making him the only black Republican. Although not commenting, Scott dismissed suggestions that it would be unnatural to run against the former governor who appointed him to the Senate.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence are among those considering launching their own presidential campaign in the coming months.

Last month, Scott launched a commission of inquiry. This was the mechanism that allowed him to raise funds for polls and travel related to campaign decisions. In a video announcing his efforts, Scott describes his self-made success story as the son of a single mother who overcame poverty, establishing himself as the antidote to the “radical left” and the leadership of the Democratic Party. “Grievance Culture”.

“When I fought back against their liberal agenda, they called me a supporter. Token. Because I confuse their narrative,” he said, referring to the first shooting of the Civil War. “I threaten their rule,” he said in a video shot at the location of Fort Sumter in his hometown of Charleston.

In February, the day after Haley officially launched her campaign, Scott embarked on a listening tour, visiting other early-voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, from political rallies with evangelical pastors to city halls and town halls. Various events were held, including speeches. Scott has sought to present a more forward-looking vision than many of his rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Scott told Iowa’s Associated Press that voters he spoke to responded positively to his optimistic outlook for the country and his conservative ideals.

“I think my candidacy is designed around what Americans want to talk about, what their priorities are, what their problems are,” Scott told the AP.

If Scott runs for office, he’ll be able to raise money in just over a month before the end of the second quarter, and more candidates in the Republican arena will intensify competition for endowments.

But Scott has already proven he can attract a good deal of money. Reported over $13 million on hand to start 2023. Tech billionaire Larry Ellison has donated at least $30 million of his to the organization since 2021. to federal filing.

Sunday’s City Hall was held at Meeting Street Academy, part of a network of charter schools founded by Charleston philanthropist Ben Navarro, one of Scott’s top donors.

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