GOP Senator Tim Scott Withdraws From Presidential RaceNovember 13, 2023
Sen. Tim Scott drops out of presidential race, citing lack of voter support and poor debate performance. The only Black GOP senator failed to break through the crowded field in last week’s debate, leading to significant drop in donor funding. His positive messaging and unique background as a Black conservative from the South were not enough to overcome the influence of former President Donald Trump’s persistent popularity. Scott’s withdrawal comes just two months before the Republican presidential caucuses begin in Iowa. He expressed gratitude for the voters and their clarity on his candidacy, saying “I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me: not now.” Scott had launched his bid in May, emphasizing a “colorblind” society and his Christian values. However, his performance in the polls and lack of donor support ultimately led to his decision to suspend his campaign.
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