Tim Scott, the only black Republican, is all set to join US presidential race 2024
Tim Scott’s campaign looks different from other Republican candidates including former President Donald Trump.
Tim Scott, who is the only black Republican in the US, has officially joined the presidential race for 2024, according to a filing with the US election regulator on Friday. His game plan for the elections is to make Americans assure that the country remains a land of promise by sharing his own ordeal of growing up as a black to a single mom.
Nonetheless, his campaign seems quite different from other Republican candidates before him, including former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The others have portrayed US as a country that needs rescuing from a corrupt and leftist elite.
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Republican US Senator Tim Scott has entered the 2024 presidential race in what amounts to a long-shot bet that a message of unity and optimism can still appeal in a party where many voters are hungry for a bare-knuckled fight https://t.co/q8ShtceWeX pic.twitter.com/f4E1SQWO5A
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All about Tim Scott
Scott, a Black conservative, is a rarity in a country where politics is sharply divided along racial lines. Not to miss, around 92 per cent of Black voters backed Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, and only 55 percent of white voters backed Trump at the time of his win.
Scott, a Senator, also lashed out at Trump during his presidential stint for his racially insensitive comments apart from blocking several of his judicial nominees for that reason. Not only that, the South Carolina senator has also slammed the Democrats for exploiting racial tensions for their partisan gain.
While he tells the story of him being a victim of racial inequality, he has never termed America as a racist country.
Despite his plans, only about 2 percent of Republicans plan to vote for him, as per surveys, and his national name recognition remains low too. On the other hand, half of Republicans plan to vote for Trump while about a fifth might be voting for DeSantis, who is expected to jump into the Presidential race in the coming days.
Nevertheless, Scott’s chances might be decent as he is popular among the people of his home state South Carolina, which is a key state in the Republican nominating contest because it is also the only third state to cast its ballots.