(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Republican presidential contender Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) has decided to drop out of the 2024 Republican primary race.
During an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” Scott announced that he would stop his presidential campaign. As he told the host, he loves his country even more now than he had on May 22 when he launched his presidential campaign. However, he added that when he heads to Iowa he will not be doing so as a presidential candidate as he was suspending his campaign.
He pointed out that in his view the American voters were the “most remarkable people” in the world and that they were clearly telling him that now was not the time for him to be running in the race.
Only minutes before Scott announced the suspension of his campaign he had sent donors a fundraising email where he had stated that this would be their last chance to donate in support of his campaign.
Scott was the second South Carolina Republican to have launched a 2024 presidential campaign, only a few months after former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley had launched her own campaign. Scott has maintained an optimistic message throughout his campaign with a heavy focus on his background as the child of a single mother all the way to his winning a seat and becoming the only sitting Black Republican senator.
Scott’s announcement had been made only a few days after the third Republican primary debate. In early summer Scott’s campaign had gained some momentum in early states, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was struggling to gain the support necessary to close the gap in the race against former President Donald Trump.
However, that momentum did not translate into growth for his campaign, as during the first primary debate in August, Scott had largely remained in the background while former President Mike Pence, who had also dropped out of the race, Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy clashed on stage.
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