Republican Presidential Hopeful Tim Scott Abruptly Suspends His Campaign

by J Pelkey
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Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina has officially ended his bid for the GOP nomination.

Similar to all other GOP candidates, Scott is significantly lagging behind President Trump.

Even Joe Biden is trailing behind President Trump.

From Fox News:

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South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was pretty clear as he dropped out of the Republican presidential nomination race and said he had no plans as of now to endorse another candidate.

“The best way for me to be helpful is to not weigh in,” he said in a live interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy.”

As he suspended his campaign, Scott was polling in the upper single-digits in the latest GOP presidential nomination surveys in Iowa — the state that leads off the Republican calendar — and his home state of South Carolina, which holds the first southern contest. Additionally, the senator stood in the mid single-digits in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary and votes second after Iowa.

The big question with just nine weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses is which of the remaining candidates will Scott supporters back?

It’s quite funny that Fox believes whoever gains support from Tim Scott dropping out would make a difference. Even if all of it shifted to DeSantis, it’s still not nearly enough for him to surpass President Trump.

More from AP News:

Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott abruptly announced late Sunday that he was dropping out of the 2024 race, a development that surprised his donors and stunned his campaign staff just two months before the start of voting in Iowa’s leadoff GOP caucuses.

The South Carolina senator, who entered the race in May with high hopes, made the surprise announcement on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Night in America” with Trey Gowdy, one of his closest friends. The news was so unanticipated that one campaign worker told The Associated Press that campaign staff found out Scott was dropping out by watching the show.

“I love America more today than I did on May 22,” Scott said Sunday. “But when I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign. I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘Not now, Tim.’”

Scott’s impending departure comes as he and the rest of the GOP field have struggled in a race that has been dominated by former President Donald Trump. Despite four criminal indictments and a slew of other legal challenges, Trump continues to poll far ahead of his rivals, leading many in the party to conclude the race is effectively over, barring some stunning change of fortune.

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