Tim Scott, a Republican senator from South Carolina, reportedly submitted his papers to the Federal Election Commission on Friday to begin the process of running for president in 2024.
For the last several months, Scott has been seriously considering a run for president.
On April 12, he established an exploratory committee and has been traveling early primary states as part of his Faith in America Tour.
The filing comes before his highly anticipated announcement of his candidacy for president, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, as well as his $6 million ad purchase, which is scheduled to begin the following week.
Scott has already placed a first TV ad buy of $5.5 million, which will begin airing the following Wednesday on cable, satellite, and radio.
Additionally, supporters of the senator will pour seven figures into a digital advertising campaign during this time frame.
The advertisement will air in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire, both of which are considered to be significant, until the first Republican primary debate in August.
The advertisement purchase is the most expensive one made in the Republican primary up to this point, and the senator is starting the race with a financial reserve of $22 million.
Scott made history in 2010 by becoming the first African American Republican to be elected from South Carolina to the United States House of Representatives since Reconstruction.
From 2011 to 2013, he represented the state’s first congressional district in the House. Scott continued to advocate for conservative principles, including tax reduction, deregulatory reform, and fiscal restraint.
Scott’s dedication to conservative values and ability to communicate with constituents earned him widespread acclaim.
In 2012, he was selected to deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, propelling him into the national spotlight.
Scott demonstrated his ability to articulate conservative principles while emphasizing his personal journey and the significance of opportunity and upward mobility in his speech.
Scott was appointed to the United States Senate by then-Governor Nikki Haley in 2013, following Senator Jim DeMint’s resignation.
In 2016, he was reelected to a full term after winning a special election in 2014 to finish the remainder of his tenure.
Scott has continued to advocate for conservative policies as a senator, with a concentration on economic development, criminal justice reform, and education.
In spite of this, he is currently polling in the single digits when it comes to the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
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