Senator Tim Scott, the pro-life Republican from South Carolina, is launching a presidential campaign for the Republican nomination. Scott filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Friday to run for president in 2024.
Hhe is expected to make the official announcement on Monday and begin a $6 million ad buy that will launch next week. The senator currently has $22 million cash on hand and will make a “major announcement” in North Charleston on Monday
“This campaign is built to win and has the resources and messenger to deliver a Republican nomination and ultimately the White House,” a senior Scott official previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Scott joins a very crowded field that already includes former Presidential Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, the former UN ambassador who is the former governor from Scott’s home state. Other top potential candidates include Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and others.
“I will never back down in defense of the conservative values that make America exceptional,” Scott tweeted recently along with a video. “That’s why I’m announcing my exploratory committee for President of the United States. This fight is personal. I want every American to have the same opportunities I had.”
Scott has hired former Colorado GOP Sen. Cory Gardner and longtime Republican operative Rob Collins to co-chair a super PAC to support his political efforts. His Senate campaign committee has $22 million, which could be used to help him build more name identification and support him.
Growing up in North Charleston, South Carolina, Scott was raised by a single mom. He overcame poverty to become a businessman before running for elected office.
In a video announcing the exploratory committee, Scott states, “I will protect our most fundamental right, the right to life itself.”
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Scott has a 100% pro-life voting record in the Senate and, last year, he delivered the Republican Address to the Nation following the speech by Joe Biden to Congress.
Biden has repeatedly claimed to be a “devout” Catholic” or a “faithful Catholic” but his radical pro-abortion record has so far been anything bu faithful to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.
“The President is abandoning principles he held for decades,” Scott said, noticing the contradiction between his supposed faith and his pro-abortion governing. “Now, he says your tax dollars should fund abortions. He’s laying groundwork to pack the Supreme Court.”
“This is not common ground,” he said.
Scott has challenged the notion that women, especially black women, need abortion to succeed.
“I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here as a United States senator,” he’s said.
“Did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?” Scott asked. “I’m just surprised that we find ways to weave into every facet of our lives, such an important, painful reality for so many people. To make it sound like it’s just another 0.4 percent added to our labor force participation as a result of the issue of abortion, just, to me, seems harsh.”