(Tim Scott, Presidential Candidate & U.S. Senator from SC)
Palm Springs, CA
Those paying close attention to the Republican primary might be noticing subtle shifts going on in the early part of the race. The former president and current Republican front runner Donald Trump, is facing yet another indictment this week. The third indictment is coming this time from special councel Jack Smith in relation to Trump’s role in attempting to sow doubts in US Democracy by trying to overturn the 2020 election.
Joe Biden soundly defeated Donald Trump 306 to 232 in the electoral college results and by over 8 million votes.
Many never Trumpers are anxiously watching with proverbial popcorn in hand to see if Donald Trump will be sentenced to jail for the various crimes he faces before the 2024 election.
Meanwhile, Trump’s current biggest Republican political opponent Ron DeSantis and current Governor of Florida appears to be losing support among Republicans the more he is in the spotlight. DeSantis appears to be trying to pick off Trump supports but instead is ticking off moderate women with his newly signed 6 week abortion ban and the LGBT Log Cabin Republicans, for an ad described as creepy and homophobic. It’s unclear how DeSantis’ battle with Disney will play out with voters.
Traditional Republicans have other options on the table as the primary starts to take off but, raising campaign cash while Donald Trump sucks all the air out of the room is no easy feat.
In political races, a “dark horse” candidate is one whom is little known or for whom expectations are low, but who then goes on to unexpectedly win or succeed according to political dictionary. Republican Presidential Candidate Tim Scott is showing signs of strength as he moves forward in the Republican primary.
Scott, who is running on a message full of optimism has more than 21 million in cash reserves. That is more money than every other Republican candidate except Donald Trump, running to be the next Republican nominee.
Tim Scott, age 58, has taken an entirely different approach to campaigning. As the only Black Republican serving in the United States Senate and only Black Person serving in both chambers of Congress, Scott’s take on race is one of optimism and pride. Recently, he appeared on the television talk show “The View,” where he debated with the show’s hosts about race in America.
On the show he said:
“One of the things I think about and one of the reasons why I’m on the show is because of the comments that were made, frankly, on this show that the only way for a young African American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule.”
He continued saying:
“That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today that the only way to succeed is by being the exception.”
Whether Tim Scott can pull of a political coup beating out Donald Trump, he is one to take notice of. Because of his growing political strength, it is now reported that a super PAC is dropping $40 million to support his campaign by the way of fall ad reservations.