South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has no real opposition to his re-election bid in such a conservative state. Despite that, the sole Black Republican in the Senate is the second-largest fundraiser overall this cycle, only behind Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. He’s also the top Republican fundraiser with nearly $42 million brought in — outpacing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio by about $12 million despite only Rubio having competitive re-election.
Such massive hauls have suggested that Scott is padding his coffers for something else down the road – namely a 2024 presidential bid. He could also be a potential vice presidential nominee should former President Trump run again, and Scott himself hasn’t downplayed that possibility. “Everybody wants to be on President Trump’s bandwagon, without any question,” Scott said on Fox News back in February. The following month, Scott traveled to Iowa to headline an event, and he has home court advantage, coming from the First In The South primary Palmetto State.
Three Democrats are vying in the June 14 primary to take on Scott, including author Catherine Fleming Bruce,
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