- 2014 Watch May 6
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has been quietly practicing a unique method of outreach to constituents.
A new profile from The Washington Post follows Scott as he takes a turn volunteering at a Goodwill center in Greenville, and talking to people there in order to learn about their stories — without actually telling them who he is.
In the almost year and a half since being appointed to the Senate by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Scott, a conservative Republican, has embarked on an unconventional listening tour, wandering his state in blue jeans, talking to folks without ever saying who he is. He's mopped up the floors of a burrito joint, manned a shoe shop, and ridden the bus through rough neighborhoods in Charleston.
Scott, the only African-American Republican currently in Congress, is widely expected to be elected in his own right this November.- - Eric Kleefeld
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