What to Know in Washington: Tim Scott Floats 2024 Trial Balloon
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Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is taking another step toward challenging Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Scott plans to launch an exploratory committee on Wednesday that would allow him to begin raising money toward a presidential campaign, according to a person familiar with his plans. The Post & Courier in South Carolina was first to report his decision.
“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few months,” Scott said in an email on Tuesday night to supporters. “From all this and through self reflection and prayer, I’ve decided to make a major announcement tomorrow.”
Scott, 57, who was reelected last November to what he said would be his final six-year term, had been taking steps to run for the White House, including visiting early-voting states. He’s scheduled to appear in Iowa on Wednesday, New Hampshire on Thursday and South Carolina on Friday and Saturday. Mark Niquette has more.
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