Popular GOP Senator Tim Scott has officially launched his re-election campaign to defend his North Charleston seat.
The Hill reports:
“I have never been more optimistic about the future of America and the limitless potential of the next generation,” Scott said in a statement.
Scott’s campaign released a video along with his announcement highlighting a number of issues, including immigration, taxes, gas prices and “cancel culture.”
The video also featured a number of prominent Republicans, including former President Trump, former Vice President Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praising Scott.
Scott has also been described as one of the faces of the future of the Republican Party. He is the only Black Republican serving in the Senate and has become a major GOP voice on issues regarding race. Scott was tapped earlier this year to deliver the response to President Biden’s joint address to Congress. Additionally, he has been floated as a potential presidential candidate.
South Carolina state Democrat Rep. Krystle Matthews and Spartanburg County Democratic Party Chairwoman Angela Geter are planning to challenge Scott.