“I am living proof that America is a land of opportunity, not oppression.” Tim Scott, the only black senator in the Republican Party of the United States, launched a full-fledged campaign on the 22nd (local time) by officially declaring his challenge for the 2024 presidential election.
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According to the Associated Press, the 57-year-old Congressman Scott is located in South Carolina that day. He held a declaration event at his alma mater, Charleston Southern University. “Our party and country stand at a crossroads of choice. Victim or victory,” he asked, arguing that Republicans would also have to decide between greatness and greatness.
“I will choose freedom, hope and opportunity,” said Scott. “he raised his voice. This is actually former President Donald Trump, who is running first among the Republican presidential candidates, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, dubbed ‘Little Trump’ At the same time, it is interpreted as a criticism aimed at.
In addition, Congressman Scott emphasized that his existence as the only black senator in the Republican Party shows the ‘American Dream’. He said, “For those of you who wonder if a broken child raised in a broken home can grow beyond their circumstances, the answer is ‘yes’.” A native of financial services, Congressman Scott is a self-made man who grew up in poverty with a single mother in South Carolina.
“We live in a land where a boy raised in poverty by a single mother can one day serve in Congress and the White House,” he said. “This is the greatest country on earth.” In the campaign that day, Congressman Scott mentioned his faith and emphasized ‘optimism’, showing that he was trying to differentiate himself from his other rivals, the Associated Press reported.
Scott registered to run for president with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on the 19th and secured $22 million in campaign funds. So far, there are six candidates who have formalized their presidential challenge within the Republican Party: former President Trump, former Governor Haley, former Arkansas Governor Esa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Lamaswamy. Governor Disantis, who ranks second in the approval rating after former President Trump, who has an approval rating of 60% in public opinion polls, is expected to submit documents to the FEC on the 25th and formalize the presidential election challenge.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said, “Scott is a low single-digit approval rating compared to former President Trump, who is a strong leader,” but “a test to see if Scott’s campaign centered on the need for better economic opportunities to get out of poverty can gain support.” will do,” he said. Senator John Toon, a Republican, declared his support for Scott, calling him “an inspirational candidate.” Business media CNBC reported that Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison would provide millions of dollars to support Congressman Scott’s campaign. Chairman Ellison also attended as a VIP at the event where Congressman Scott declared his candidacy in South Carolina that day.
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Scott’s agenda includes tax cuts, greater school choice and strengthening America’s position in competition with China, aides confirmed. The Associated Press reported that this agenda is in line with mainstream Republican positions. Scott said he would sign a federal law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy if he were elected president.
Meanwhile, former President Trump said on social media that day, “Good luck to Congressman Tim Scott, who participated in the Republican presidential primary.” Meanwhile, Governor Disantis Former President Trump, who was ridiculed as “Ron DeSanctimonious” “Tim is a vastly better man than Deshankmoneers, who has no chance of winning,” he said.
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