Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) continues to slowly advance toward a potential presidential bid with events planned in the GOP’s first three primary states next month as the super PAC prepares to support him.
Scott, who Wall Street Journal She reported last month that she was paving the way for a presidential bid, and a decision is expected to be made “sooner rather than later,” someone close to him said. Tell Politico It is set to appear in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – the first three Republican-voting states – in the coming weeks.
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The junior senator from Palmetto will be in Iowa on April 12 and New Hampshire on April 13 before hosting the “Faith in America Summit” in South Carolina in the following days, according to Politico Natalie Allison.
The senator’s team has reportedly sent summit invitations to both national donors and the South Carolina Republican Party, which Allison points to as the most tangible evidence that he’s likely to follow up with a campaign.
person familiar with the event Tell The Associated Press reported that “high-level fundraisers and supporters” would be in attendance.
The Opportunity Matters Fund Action super PAC is also aligning itself with Scott in apparent anticipation of an upcoming presidential bid, another hint toward his plans. Former Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) chairs a PAC that raised nearly $40,000,000 between 2021 and 2022, named Open Secrets mentioned. She finished the midterms with nearly $13 million in the war chest.
Although the vast majority of polls show former President Donald Trump as the front runner and Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) as his closest challenger, Gardner said Scott would have a legitimate chance at the nomination if he decided to run, according to the Politico.
An anonymous Trump advisor told the outlet that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Sudan) had paid Scott to be his 45th vice president should he win the nomination.
However, Scott’s team disproved the notion that a bid for the White House would only be a test for the vice presidency.
“The quickest way to beat Team Scott is to think of this as an exercise for the vice president,” said the source close to Scott. Politico.
Currently, only two Republican candidates have joined Trump in the GOP primary field. Former governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) announced her candidacy last month, as did entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
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