Tim Scott Articles

Republican Tim Scott First Black Senator Elected in South

7:09 PM, Nov 04, 2014

South Carolina has elected the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction, with Republican Tim Scott winning his race to complete a term to the Senate after having been appointed to the seat in 2013. Scott is the first African American popularly elected to the Senate in the old Confederacy.

Scott's fellow Palmetto State Republican Lindsey Graham was also elected to a third term to the Senate. The Associated Press has projected both races:

BREAKING: Republicans win Senate race in KY, both Senate seats in SC.

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Sanford Wins Special Election By 9

10:25 PM, May 07, 2013

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina, has won his old House seat back in a special election to succeed Tim Scott, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate earlier this year. The Associated Press reports:

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A Photo Finish Ahead in South Carolina?

4:01 PM, May 06, 2013

It's been a roller coaster of a special election in South Carolina's First Congressional District, and about 24 hours before the polls close, the race for the House seat once held by Senator Tim Scott looks to be a close one.

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The Tea Partier’s Progress

From the House to the Senate.
Apr 22, 2013


When Republican senator Tim Scott addresses an audience, he paces back and forth on the stage. He doesn’t use notes or look at a teleprompter. He punctuates with his hands, pointing his index finger outward or turning his palms upward. He looks and sounds like a revivalist preacher or a motivational speaker. When he asks his audience a question, he expects to hear an answer.

“You want to listen to a quick story?” he asked the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month. They did, so he told one.

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South Carolina Campaign Ad: Teddy Turner, Conservative

8:40 AM, Jan 22, 2013

The race to succeed Tim Scott in South Carolina's First Congressional District begins with a new television ad from GOP candidate Teddy Turner, the son of billionaire CNN founder (and proud liberal) Ted Turner.

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Sanford: 'I'm Running Because Our Country's Future is at Stake'

9:41 AM, Jan 16, 2013

Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford announced his candidacy for the state's First Congressional District Wednesday. Sanford, who served as that district's House member from 1995 to 2001 and later as governor of South Carolina from 2003 to 2011, is vying for the Republican nomination to replace former congressman Tim Scott, who was appointed last month to the U.S. Senate.

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Sanford to Announce Candidacy Tomorrow

4:55 PM, Jan 15, 2013

Mark Sanford, the former congressman and governor of South Carolina, will announce he is running for his old House seat Wednesday. Jim Geraghty at National Review confirms the news in an interview with Sanford:

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Jenny Sanford Will Not Run for Congress

2:37 PM, Jan 14, 2013

Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, will not run for the Charleston-area open congressional seat in the upcoming special election.

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Mark Sanford Will Run for Congress

12:34 PM, Jan 11, 2013

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina, will run for the House of Representatives, sources close to Sanford confirm. He will try to win election to the seat formerly held by Tim Scott. 

Sanford, a Republican who held the House seat himself from 1995 to 2001, will announce his intention to run early next week, ahead of the January 18 filing deadline. The special election to succeed Scott, who was appointed to the Senate by Governor Nikki Haley last month, will take place on May 7, with a GOP primary being held on March 19.

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Great Scott

Dec 31, 2012

The Scrapbook did not expect that the New York Times would express much joy at the appointment of Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina to the Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint. Mr. DeMint is a conservative Republican, Mr. Scott is a conservative Republican, and the governor who anointed Scott, Nikki Haley, is a conservative Republican, too. 

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New York Times: Tim Scott a 'Token'

10:53 AM, Dec 19, 2012

The New York Times has greeted the appointment of South Carolina congressman Tim Scott to succeed fellow Republican Jim DeMint in the Senate with an op-ed decrying the selection--and Scott himself--as "token."

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Son of Ted Turner, 'Teddy' Turner, to Run for Tim Scott's South Carolina House Seat

6:08 PM, Dec 17, 2012

The son of mogul Ted Turner, Teddy Turner, announced his intention this evening to run for the House seat being vacated by Tim Scott, who today was appointed to fill the remainder of Jim DeMint's Senate term. The House seat represents part of South Carolina. 

Teddy Turner, unlike his liberal father, is a Republican. 

Here's the full press release, with the announcement:

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Tim Scott's Historic Appointment to the Senate

4:44 PM, Dec 17, 2012

Tim Scott received a call from Governor Nikki Haley Sunday night. “Do you want to be a U.S. senator?” Haley asked.

Scott, a Republican congressman from Charleston, says he doesn't remember anything else from the conversation, but within 18 hours, he was being introduced as the Palmetto State’s next senator

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Tim Scott Appointed to U.S. Senate

12:27 PM, Dec 17, 2012

Tim Scott will be the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina. The first-term Republican congressman from Charleston, who was just elected to a second term, was appointed to the seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley made the announcement in Columbia Monday afternoon, flanked by Scott, DeMint, and other members of South Carolina's congressional delegation, including Senator Lindsey Graham.

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Report: Nikki Haley to Pick Tim Scott for Senate

9:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will appoint Republican congressman Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reports. Haley, the first-term Republican governor, is expected to make an announcement about her selection around noon in Columbia. CNN is also reporting that Scott has been selected.

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Haley's Choices

3:20 PM, Dec 10, 2012

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will appoint a new senator to take the seat of GOP senator Jim DeMint, who was reelected in 2010 and will be resigning early next year to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Sources in South Carolina say Haley will pick Charleston-area congressman Tim Scott, and, if not him, state representative Ralph Norman is considered the next most likely candidate for the job. 

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The Ideal Replacement for Jim DeMint: Rep. Tim Scott

12:36 PM, Dec 06, 2012

With Republican Jim DeMint’s resignation from the Senate, Republicans now have a chance to take a bold and politically beneficial step by making Congressman Tim Scott the new senator from South Carolina.

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Republicans for Change

2:00 AM, Aug 28, 2012

Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman from Alabama, has been a Republican for only a few months. But his speech tonight at the Republican convention is important because he reflects a major theme of Mitt Romney’s campaign against President Obama and another theme promoted by the GOP.

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NLRB Bill Passes House

9:27 PM, Sep 15, 2011

The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, which simply "prohibit[s] the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance," passed the House of Representatives today, 238-186. Eight Democrats voted for the bill, including seven Blue Dogs, and seven Republicans voted against it.

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