Tim Scott files documents to run for president
On Friday, Scott’s team changed the name of its account with the Federal Election Commission from “Tim Scott Presidential Exploratory Committee” to “Tim Scott for America” ahead of a $6 million purchase the campaign was making in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to a senior campaign official.
Scott announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee last month, having already visited the first state of Iowa in February. Since then, Scott has returned to Hawkeye State and held campaign events in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, which is expected to hold the Republicans’ third presidential nominating contest, following New Hampshire. Hampshire and the Iowa caucuses.
Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador with whom Scott has shared Palmetto State supporters and donors for years, is already in the running. Public polls showed Haley and Scott were in the lower single digits, with Haley slightly ahead. She entered the race in February with a launch rally in Charleston, followed by Vivek Ramaswamy and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Trump launched his offer in November.
Beginning his political career on the Charleston County Board months before he turned 30, Scott held that position for more than a dozen years while working as an insurance agent, before starting his own agency. Allstate insurance. He was elected to the South Carolina House in 2008, then to the US House in 2010, representing Charleston and surrounding areas. End of 2012, then governor. Haley – now a rival in the Republican presidential primary – nominated Scott to fill a Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint, and Scott ran for office in 2014, 2016 and 2022.