Tim Scott Receives First Endorsement In 2024 White House Race

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    The 2024 Republican field is about to see another challenger and he’s already getting key Senate endorsements.

    South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds (R) has committed to supporting Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) in 2024.

    Rounds told The Washington Examiner on Wednesday that he has committed to backing Scott. The South Carolina Senator is expected to formally announce his campaign for president Monday in Charleston, S.C.  

    “I do,” Rounds said when asked whether he plans to endorse Scott. “I’ve already told him I would.”  

    “I think he is the closest to Ronald Reagan that you’re going to see,” he said. 

    Rounds praised Scott as a candidate who would “bring our country together” and “cares deeply about making the right decisions.”

    “I believe he will build a good team. He’s got a business background. He’s got a great personal story and he understands and he truly cares about people,” he told The Examiner. 

    Sen. Rounds’ endorsement of Scott marks the first Republican Senator to back a candidate other than Donald Trump.

    Trump has the support of 11 Senate Republicans, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Ted Budd (N.C.), Steve Daines (Mont.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Bill Hagerty (Tenn.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), Markwayne Mullin (Okla.), Eric Schmitt (Mo.), Tommy Tuberville (Ala.) and JD Vance (Ohio).

    Sen. Scott filed official paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) on Friday.


    1. Trump supporter here, but don’t like to see the Repubs divided or insulted by other Repubs. The Dems are the ‘enemy’ for this country and we Repubs must stick together as much as possible. Quit the public insulting of each other.

    2. To win, lets finish Mr. Trump his presidency first. Another four years will straighten security, border, economy and will be enough time to find who will be able to follow with republican policies. For now, non of candidate is able.

    3. i like tim scott , but like de’santis he should wait till 2028 and let pres trump work his magic. also do any of these candidates have the control of our foreign problems that pres trump has? that seems to be where the threat to our democracy lies. i mean besides the ex speaker.etc.

    4. He thinks SOBama won, why not me? He does not think it through. He is, at least by self declaration, a REPUBLICAN. At least – guessing here – 60% of SOBama voters would never vote for a Republican whatever the color of the skin. I MUST believe it is about the $$$, influence in will confer and attention.

    5. This Senator has every right to support any one he chooses. I too think Tim is a great legislator and is destined for greater things, but I strongly believe our party and even more our nation needs to have Republican leadership to stop the down sliding, therefore I highly recommend Trump for President, DeSantis for Vice Pres followed in 2028 by a DeSantis for President team and them again in 2036, It will take the entire 12 tears to save us from the disaster fast approaching


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