The 2024 Republican primary field is growing.
Popular South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has officially declared himself a candidate for the GOP nomination for president.
Scott filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, ahead of an expected formal campaign launch on Monday.
Scott joins a growing primary field for the Republican presidential nomination against Trump, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, among the party’s most high-profile contenders.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is widely expected to announce his presidential campaign next week.
Other Republicans who have widely been speculated to be running but have not yet officially entered include former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.