Tim ScottTim Scott – SC

Current Position: US Senator since 2013
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Positions: US Representative from 2011 – 2013; State Delegate from 2009 – 2011; Charleston County Council from 1995 – 2009

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I voted no on #infrastructure a week ago because there was no legislative text. My mind hasn’t changed. There’s still no legislative text or explanation on how to pay for a $1T infrastructure plan.

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Senator Tim Scott delivers the Republican response to the State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) released the following statements applauding the Senate’s unanimous passage of their resolution marking September as National Healthy Aging Month.

“In just a few short years, seniors will outnumber children for the first time in our nation’s history,” said Senator Scott. “As our older population increases, we must also bolster our efforts to enhance their quality of life. This resolution not only reaffirms that commitment to seniors, but it also encourages all Americans to prepare for the future by living a healthy lifestyle today.”

“As Arizona’s Senator and a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I have continued to work to support older Arizonans by funding critical programs for our senior community including caregiver support and community based services,” said Senator Mark Kelly. “This resolution recognizing September as Healthy Aging Month is an important step and will raise awareness about the ways Arizonans can improve their health and quality of life as they age and also promote strategies and services that can prevent chronic or serious illnesses.”

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Current Position: US Senator since 2013
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Positions: US Representative from 2011 – 2013; State Delegate from 2009 – 2011; Charleston County Council from 1995 – 2009

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I voted no on #infrastructure a week ago because there was no legislative text. My mind hasn’t changed. There’s still no legislative text or explanation on how to pay for a $1T infrastructure plan.

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Senator Tim Scott delivers the Republican response to the State of the Union

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) released the following statements applauding the Senate’s unanimous passage of their resolution marking September as National Healthy Aging Month.

“In just a few short years, seniors will outnumber children for the first time in our nation’s history,” said Senator Scott. “As our older population increases, we must also bolster our efforts to enhance their quality of life. This resolution not only reaffirms that commitment to seniors, but it also encourages all Americans to prepare for the future by living a healthy lifestyle today.”

“As Arizona’s Senator and a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I have continued to work to support older Arizonans by funding critical programs for our senior community including caregiver support and community based services,” said Senator Mark Kelly. “This resolution recognizing September as Healthy Aging Month is an important step and will raise awareness about the ways Arizonans can improve their health and quality of life as they age and also promote strategies and services that can prevent chronic or serious illnesses.”

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Growing up in a poor, single parent household in North Charleston, South Carolina, a young Tim Scott grew accustomed to moving every few years, as well as the long hours his mom worked to keep a roof over their heads. After failing four classes his freshman year of high school, Tim’s path forward was murky at best.

But thankfully, he had a mom who stuck with him, and met a mentor that showed him the wisdom of conservative principles. Through their belief and his own determination, Tim got his grades back on track, graduated from Charleston Southern University, and eventually built his own successful small business.

Through the lessons taught by his mentor, Tim developed his mission statement: to positively affect the lives of a billion people. That led him to public service, where he was elected to Charleston County Council, the South Carolina House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate.

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Timothy Eugene Scott (born September 19, 1965) is an American politician and businessman. He has served as the junior United States senator for South Carolina since 2013. A Republican, Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013. He retained his seat after winning a special election in 2014 and was elected to a full term in 2016.

In 2010, Scott was elected to the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, where he served from 2011 to 2013.[1] Scott served one term (from 2009 to 2011) in the South Carolina General Assembly and served on the Charleston County council from 1995 to 2009.[2][3]

Scott is one of eleven African-Americans to have served in the U.S. Senate, and the first to serve in both chambers of Congress.[4] He is the seventh African-American to have been elected to the Senate and the fourth from the Republican Party. He is the first African-American senator from South Carolina, the first African-American senator to be elected from the Southern United States since 1881 (four years after the end of Reconstruction), and the first African-American Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate since Edward Brooke departed in 1979.[5][6]

Early life and education

Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, a son of Frances (a nursing assistant) and Ben Scott Sr.[7] His parents divorced when he was 7. He grew up in working-class poverty with his mother working 16-hour days to support her family.[2] His older brother is a sergeant major in the U.S. Army.[8]

Scott graduated from R.B. Stall High School. He attended Presbyterian College from 1983 to 1984, on a partial football scholarship; he graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science.[9][10] Scott is an alumnus of South Carolina’s Palmetto Boys State program, an experience he cites as influential in his decision to enter public service.

Career

Scott, who owns an insurance agency, Tim Scott Allstate,[11] worked as a financial adviser.[2]

Charleston County Council (1995–2009)

Elections

Scott ran in a February 1995 special election for the Charleston County Council at-large seat vacated by Keith Summey, who resigned after he was elected mayor of North Charleston.[12][13] Scott won the seat as a Republican, receiving nearly 80% of the vote in the white-majority district.[14] He became the first black Republican elected to any office in South Carolina since the late 19th century.[3]

In 1996, Scott challenged Democratic State Senator Robert Ford in South Carolina’s 42nd Senate district, but lost 65%–35%.[9][15]

Scott was reelected to the County Council in 2000, again winning in white-majority districts.[16] In 2004, he was reelected again with 61% of the vote, defeating Democrat Elliot Summey (son of Mayor Keith Summey).[17][18]

Tenure

Scott served on the council from 1995 until 2009, becoming chairman in 2007.[7] In 1997, he supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council unanimously approved the display, and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly thereafter, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State challenged this in a federal suit. After an initial court ruling that the display was unconstitutional, the council settled out of court to avoid accruing more legal fees.[19] Of the costs of the suit, Scott said, “Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal is worth it.”[19]

In January 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Charleston County, South Carolina for racial discrimination under the Voting Rights Act, because its council seats were based on at-large districts. DOJ had attempted to negotiate with county officials on this issue in November 2000. Justice officials noted that at-large seats dilute the voting strength of the significant African-American minority in the county, who in 2000 made up 34.5% of the population. They had been unable to elect any “candidates of their choice” for years. Whites or European Americans made up 61.9% of the county population.[20] County officials noted that the majority of voters in 1989 had approved electing members by at-large seats in a popular referendum.[21]

Scott, the only African-American member of the county council, said of this case and the alternative of electing council members from single-member districts:

I don’t like the idea of segregating everyone into smaller districts. Besides, the Justice Department assumes that the only way for African-Americans to have representation is to elect an African-American, and the same for whites. Obviously, my constituents don’t think that’s true.[21]

The Department of Justice alleged that the issue was not a question of ethnicity, stating that voters in black precincts in the county had rejected Scott as a candidate for the council. The lawsuit noted that because of the white majority, “white bloc voting usually results in the defeat of candidates who are preferred by black voters.”[21] The Department added that blacks live in compact areas of the county, and could be a majority in three districts if the county seats were apportioned as nine single-member districts.[21]

The Department of Justice won the case. A new districting plan replaced the at-large method of electing the Charleston City Council. The federal court found that the former method violated the Voting Rights Act, following a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department.[22]

Committee assignments

  • Economic Development Committee (Chair)[23]

South Carolina House of Representatives (2009–2011)

Elections

In 2008, incumbent Republican State Representative Tom Dantzler decided to retire. With support from advisors such as Nicolas Muzin,[24] Scott ran for his seat in District 117 of the South Carolina House of Representatives and won the Republican primary with 53% of the vote, defeating Bill Crosby and Wheeler Tillman.[25] He won the general election unopposed,[26] becoming the first Republican African American State Representative in South Carolina in more than 100 years.[27][28][failed verification]

Tenure

Scott supported South Carolina’s right-to-work laws and argued that Boeing chose South Carolina as a site for manufacturing for that reason.[29]

In South Carolina Club for Growth‘s 2009–10 scorecard, Scott earned a B and a score of 80 out of 100.[30] The South Carolina Association of Taxpayers praised his “diligent, principled and courageous stands against higher taxes.”[31]

Committee assignments

  • Judiciary
  • Labor, Commerce and Industry
  • Ways and Means[32]

U.S. House of Representatives (2011–2013)

Elections

2010

Scott entered the election for lieutenant governor but switched to run for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district after Republican incumbent Henry Brown announced his retirement. The 1st district is based in Charleston, and includes approximately the northern 3/4 of the state’s coastline (except for Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, which were included in the 2nd District after redistricting).[33]

Scott finished first in the nine-candidate June 8 Republican primary, receiving a plurality of 32% of the vote.[34] Fellow Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond was second with 16%. Carroll A. Campbell III, the son of former Governor Carroll A. Campbell Jr., was third with 14%.[35][36] Charleston County School Board member Larry Kobrovsky ranked fourth with 11%. Five other candidates had single-digit percentages.[37]

A runoff was held on June 22 between Scott and Thurmond. Scott was endorsed by the Club for Growth,[38] various Tea Party movement groups, former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin,[2][39] Republican House Whip Eric Cantor,[40] former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee,[41] and South Carolina ssenator and Minuteman Project founder Jim DeMint.[9] He defeated Thurmond[42] 68%–32% and won every county in the district.[43][44]

According to the Associated Press, Scott “swamped his opponents in fundraising, spending almost $725,000 during the election cycle to less than $20,000 for his November opponents”.[2] He won the general election against Democratic nominee Ben Frasier 65%–29%.[45] With this election, Scott and Allen West of Florida became the first African-American Republicans in Congress since J. C. Watts retired in 2003.[46] Scott also became the first African-American Republican elected to Congress from South Carolina in 114 years.[47]

2012

Scott was unopposed in the primary and won the general election against Democratic nominee Bobbie Rose, 62%–36%.[48][49]

Tenure

Scott’s official 112th Congress portrait

Scott declined to join the Congressional Black Caucus.[50]

In March 2011, Scott co-sponsored a welfare reform bill that would deny food stamps to families whose incomes declined to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike.[51][52] He introduced legislation in July 2011 to strip the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of its power to prohibit employers from relocating to punish workers who join unions or strike.[53] The rationale for the legislation is that government agencies should not be able to tell private employers where they can run a business.[53] Scott described the legislation as a commonsense proposal that would fix a flaw in federal labor policy and benefit the national and local economies.[53] The NLRB had recently opposed the relocation of a Boeing production facility from Washington state to South Carolina.[53]

Scott successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million, stating that the project was neither an earmark nor an example of wasteful government spending.[54] He said the project was merit-based and in the national interest because larger cargo ships could use the port and jobs would be created.[54]

During the summer 2011 debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling, Scott supported the inclusion of a balanced-budget Constitutional amendment in the debt ceiling bill, and opposed legislation that did not include the amendment. Before voting against the final bill to raise the debt ceiling, Scott and other first-term conservatives prayed for guidance in a congressional chapel. Afterward, he said he had received divine inspiration for his vote, and joined the rest of the South Carolina congressional delegation in voting No.[55][56]

Scott speaking at a Veterans Day event in 2011

Committee assignments

The House Republican Steering Committee appointed Scott to the Committee on Transportation and the Committee on Small Business.[57] He was later appointed to the Committee on Rules and relinquished his other two assignments.[58]

U.S. Senate (2013–present)

2012 appointment

On December 17, 2012, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced she would appoint Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint, who had previously announced that he would retire from the Senate to become the President of The Heritage Foundation.[59] Scott is the first African American U.S. senator from South Carolina. He was one of three black U.S. Senators in the 113th Congress, alongside Mo Cowan and later Cory Booker (and the first since Roland Burris retired in 2010 after succeeding Barack Obama). He is the first African American to be a U.S. senator from the Southern United States since Reconstruction.[60]

During two periods, first from January 2, 2013, until February 1, 2013, and again from July 16, 2013, until October 31, 2013, Scott was the only African-American senator. He and Cowan were the first black senators to serve alongside each other.

News media reported that Scott, Representative Trey Gowdy, former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, former First Lady of South Carolina Jenny Sanford, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton were on Haley’s short list to replace DeMint.[61] Of choosing Scott, Haley said, “It is important to me, as a minority female, that Congressman Scott earned this seat, he earned this seat for the person that he is. He earned this seat with the results he has shown.”[62]

Elections

2014

Scott ran to serve the final two years of DeMint’s term and won.[63] In January 2014, he signed an amicus brief in support of Senator Ron Johnson’s legal challenge to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management‘s Affordable Care Act ruling.[64][65][66]

2016

Scott was reelected to a full term in office.[67] He was endorsed by the Club for Growth.[68]

In July 2018, Scott and Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris introduced a bipartisan bill to make lynching a federal hate crime.[69]

In February 2019, Scott was one of 16 senators to vote against legislation preventing a partial government shutdown and containing $1.375 billion for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border that included 55 miles of fencing.[70]

In April 2021, Scott delivered the Republican response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress.[71]

On May 28, 2021, Scott voted against creating an independent commission to investigate the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack.[72][73]

2022

In August 2019, Scott said, “I plan to run for reelection, but that will be my last one, if I run.”[74]

Tenure

Scott with President Donald Trump in 2017

Justice Act

Scott led the drafting of a bill on race and police reform.[75] Amid skeptical reactions from others in the black community he tweeted, “Not surprising the last 24 hours have seen a lot of ‘token’ ‘boy’ or ‘you’re being used’ in my mentions” and “Let me get this straight … you DON’T want the person who has faced racial profiling by police, been pulled over dozens of times, or been speaking out for YEARS drafting this?”.[75]

Scott’s 106-page Justice Act[76] included:

  • Increased federal reporting requirements for use of force, no-knock warrants.
  • Increased penalties for false police reports.[77]
  • Withhold funding for police departments that allow chokeholds when deadly force is not authorized.[77]
  • Grants for expanding police body cameras with penalties for failing to use them.[77]
  • Creates a database of police disciplinary records for use in hiring.[77]
  • Created a federal crime for lynching.[77]
  • Directed the Justice Department to provide training on deescalation tactics and implement duty-to-intervene policies.[77]

The bill lacked provisions demanded by Democrats, including restrictions on qualified immunity. Nancy Pelosi called Scott’s bill “inadequate”,[78] and said Republicans “understand that there’s a need to get something done. … They admit that and have some suggestions that are worthy of consideration—but so far, they were trying to get away with murder, actually—the murder of George Floyd.”[79] Senate Minority Whip Democrat Dick Durbin called the bill “token” legislation, although he later apologized to Scott.[80] Two Democrats and one Independent senator who caucuses with Democrats broke with the party to support Scott’s bill, but ultimately Democrats used the filibuster to block it; it received 55 of the required 60 votes.[81]

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Taxes and spending

Scott believes that federal spending and taxes should be reduced,[9] with a Balanced Budget Amendment and the FairTax respectively implemented for spending and taxes.

Health care

Scott believes the Affordable Care Act should be repealed.[9][82][83] He has said that U.S. health care is among the greatest in the world,[83] that people all over the world come to study in American medical schools, waiting lists are rare, and that Americans are able to choose their insurance, providers, and course of treatment.[83] Scott supports an alternative to the ACA that he says keeps its benefits while controlling costs by reforming the medical tort system by limiting non-economic damages[83] and by reforming Medicare.[83]

In January 2019, Scott was one of six senators to cosponsor the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act, delaying the Health Insurance Tax for two years.[84]

Earmarks

Scott opposes earmarks.[9]

Economic development

Scott supports infrastructure development and public works for his district.[9] He opposes restrictions on deepwater oil drilling.[9] He proposed the opportunity zone designation in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Social issues

Scott describes himself as pro-life. He supports adult and cord blood stem cell research,[85] but opposes taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research[86] and the creation of human embryos for experimentation.[87] He opposes assisted suicide[85] and same-sex marriage.[88]

Immigration

Scott supports federal legislation similar to Arizona SB 1070.[89] He supports strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.[89] He also promotes cultural assimilation by making English the official language in the government and requiring new immigrants to learn English.[89] He opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.[90]

Labor

Scott introduced a bill that would deny food stamps to families whose incomes declined to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike.[91]

Foreign policy

Scott advocated continued military presence in Afghanistan and believes early withdrawal would benefit Al-Qaeda. He views Iran as the world’s most dangerous country and believes the U.S. should aid pro-democracy groups there.[92] Scott opposed the 2011 military intervention in Libya.[93]

China

In November 2017, in response to efforts by China to purchase US tech companies, Scott was one of nine cosponsors of a bill that would broaden the federal government’s ability to prevent foreign purchases of U.S. firms by strengthening the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to allow it to review and possibly decline smaller investments and add national security factors, including whether information about Americans would be exposed as part of transactions or whether a deal would facilitate fraud.[94]

Trade

In January 2018, Scott was one of 36 Republican senators to sign a letter seeking to preserve the North American Free Trade Agreement by modernizing it for the 21st century.[95]

Police body cameras

After the shooting of Walter Scott (no relation), Scott urged the Senate to hold hearings on police body cameras.[96]

Environment

In 2017, Scott was one of 22 senators to sign a letter[97] to President Donald Trump urging him to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. According to OpenSecrets, Scott has received over $540,000 in political donations from oil, gas and coal interests since 2012.[98]

Judicial nominations

Scott meets with Judge Brett Kavanaugh in July 2018

Scott did not support the nomination of Ryan Bounds to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, effectively killing the nomination. His decision was based on what he called Bounds’s “bigoted statements he made as a Stanford student in the 1990s.” Marco Rubio joined him in opposing the nomination shortly thereafter, prompting Mitch McConnell to drop the nomination.[99]

Scott with Judge Amy Coney Barrett in September 2020

In November 2018, Scott bucked his party in opposing the nomination of Thomas A. Farr for a federal judgeship.[100] Farr had been accused of suppression of African-American voters.[100] Scott cited Farr’s involvement in the 1984 and 1990 Senate campaigns of Jesse Helms, which sought to suppress black voters, and a 1991 memo from the Department of Justice under the George H. W. Bush administration that stated that “Farr was the primary coordinator of the 1984 ‘ballot security’ program conducted by the NCGOP and 1984 Helms for Senate Committee. He coordinated several ‘ballot security’ activities in 1984, including a postcard mailing to voters in predominantly black precincts that was designed to serve as a basis to challenge voters on election day.”[100] Further explaining his vote, Scott said the Republican Party was “not doing a very good job of avoiding the obvious potholes on race in America.”[101] In an editorial, the Wall Street Journal criticized Scott, arguing that Democrats would see Farr’s defeat as a “vindication of their most underhanded and inflammatory racial tactics.”[102] In a letter to the Wall Street Journal, Scott said the publication was trying to “deflect concerns” about Farr’s nomination.[103][104]

President Trump and race relations

In 2017, Scott reacted to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville by acknowledging that “Racism is real. It is alive”.[105] Asked to comment on Trump’s statement that there had been “good people” on both sides at the rally and that there was “blame on both sides” for the violence that ensued,[106] Scott said that while Trump had initially “rejected hatred, bigotry, and racism” in his “strong” comments on the ensuing Monday, his comments on Tuesday “started erasing the comments that were strong. What we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority. And that moral authority is compromised when Tuesday happens. There’s no question about that […] I’m not going to defend the indefensible.”[105]

Trump invited Scott to meet with him on Wednesday, after which Scott said that Trump “was very receptive to listening. That is a key to understanding”, and that he had “obviously reflected on what he’s said, on his intentions and the perceptions of those comments” which were “not exactly what he intended”.[107]

Scott called upon Trump to delete his tweets that attacked demonstrators against the murder of George Floyd. Scott said, “Those are not constructive tweets, without any question. I’m thankful that we can have the conversation. … We talked about the fact that there is a constructive way to have a dialogue with a nation in this similar fashion that we had a conversation after Charlottesville, the President will listen, if you engage him with the facts of the issue”.[108] Scott also advocated that Trump delete his retweet of supporters chanting “White power“, which he soon did.[109][110]

Electoral history

Republican Primary – 2008 South Carolina General Assembly 117th District[111]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 1,333 53.3
RepublicanWilliam Bill Crosby64725.9
RepublicanWheeler Tillman52120.8
Total votes2,501 100.0
General election 2008 – South Carolina General Assembly 117th District[112]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 9,080 99.3
Write-in670.7
Total votes9,147 100.0
Turnout76.0
Republican Primary – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina[113]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 25,457 31.5
RepublicanPaul Thurmond13,14916.3
RepublicanCarroll Campbell III11,66514.4
RepublicanLarry Kobrovsky8,52110.5
RepublicanStovall Witte7,1928.9
RepublicanClark B Parker6,7698.4
RepublicanKatherine Jenerette3,8494.8
RepublicanMark Lutz3,2374.0
RepublicanKen Glasson1,0061.2
Total votes80,845 100.0
Turnout24.1
Republican Primary Runoff – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina[114]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 46,885 68.4
RepublicanPaul Thurmond21,70631.7
Total votes68,591 100.0
2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina Elections[45]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 152,755 65.4
DemocraticBen Frasier67,00828.7
Total votes219,763 100.0
Turnout51.9
South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, 2012[115][116][117]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 179,908 62.0
DemocraticBobbie G. Rose103,55735.7
LibertarianKeith Blandford6,3342.2
N/AWrite-ins2140.1
Total votes290,013 100.0
Republican hold
2014 United States Senate Special Republican Primary Election in South Carolina[118]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 276,147 90.0
RepublicanRandall Young30,74110.0
Total votes306,888 100.0
Turnout16.0
2014 United States Senate special election in South Carolina[119]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 757,215 61.1
DemocraticJoyce Dickerson459,58337.1
IndependentJill Bossi21,6521.8
Write-in532<0.1
Total votes1,238,982 100.0
Turnout43.0
2016 United States Senate election in South Carolina[120]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tim Scott 1,241,609 60.6
DemocraticThomas Dixon757,02236.9
LibertarianBill Bledsoe37,4821.8
AmericanMichael Scarborough11,9230.6
Write-in1,8570.1
Total votes2,049,893 100.0

Personal life

Scott is unmarried.[7] He owns an insurance agency and is a partner in Pathway Real Estate Group, LLC.[3] Scott is an evangelical Protestant.[121][122][failed verification][123] He has said that Steven Furtick‘s worship song The Blessing is what helped him make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.[124] He is a member of Seacoast Church, a large evangelical church in Charleston, and a former member of that church’s board.

See also

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Tim Scott – SC

Current Position: US Senator since 2013
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Positions: US Representative from 2011 – 2013; State Delegate from 2009 – 2011; Charleston County Council from 1995 – 2009

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I voted no on #infrastructure a week ago because there was no legislative text. My mind hasn’t changed. There’s still no legislative text or explanation on how to pay for a $1T infrastructure plan.

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Lindsey Graham – SC

Current Position: US Senator since 2003
Affiliation: Republican
Former Positions: US Representative from 1995 – 2003; State Delegate from 1993 – 1995

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Chair, Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs  – Committee on Appropriations
Ranking Member, Committee on the Budget

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I hope the Biden Administration will let the Taliban know American air power will be available to the Afghan military without time restrictions. If not, we have very dangerous days ahead for the USA and Afghan women as we reach 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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