Tim Scott, the next White House hopeful

The Republican South Carolina senator has jumped into the presidential race

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
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An already crowded field of presidential hopefuls has increased: South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has officially launched his bid for the White House, becoming the sixth Republican to enter the race. Scott will look to unseat former President Donald Trump as the party's 2024 frontrunner, and begins his campaign having raised $22 million, according to The New York Times.

Scott, 57, has become one of the most well-known Republican faces on Capitol Hill, described by the Times as "a rising star in the GOP." He already has one key backing: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the number two Republican in the Senate, has endorsed Scott for president, and introduced him at his campaign announcement in Charleston, South Carolina. During his remarks, Scott said the nation was "standing at a time for choosing: victimhood or victory? Grievance or greatness? I choose freedom and hope and opportunity."

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