South Carolina’s Tim Scott Abruptly Ends Presidential Campaign
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott announced late Sunday he is suspending his campaign for the GOP Presidential nomination.
The Associated Press says Scott not only surprised his donors, but shocked his campaign staff yesterday.
Why Scott Suspended His Campaign
Scott was on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Night in America” with Trey Gowdy when he announced, “I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they’re telling me, Not now, Tim.” Apparently, that’s how members of his staff learned Scott was dropping out of the race.
“I love America more today than I did on May 22, but when I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign,” said Scott.
Scott said he won’t immediately be endorsing any of his remaining Republican rivals.
Nikki Haley Set to Launch Huge Ad Campaign in December
Scott, the Senate’s only Black Republican, was struggling in the polls that continue to be dominated by former President Donald Trump. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, meanwhile, is set to launch a $10 million ad campaign in an effort to overtake Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the GOP primary.
The ads will start in December, with Iowa’s first causes in January. As is stands, Haley and DeSantis are the closest competitors to Trump in the GOP Presidential nomination race. Haley will run her ad campaign through Iowa’s January 15 caucuses and New Hampshire’s primary to follow. The DeSantis campaign, for now, is only spending in Iowa.