Senator Tim Scott agrees with Trump to launch 2022 re-election campaign in South Carolina

Senator Tim Scott sticks to Donald Trump.

When Scott launched a 2022 re-election campaign in North Charleston on Monday morning, South Carolina Republicans described the four years under Trump as the “good old days,” especially on economic issues. I praised the leadership.

“Sometimes you have to go back to the future, and that’s the future I want to go back to,” Scott cheers from more than 200 people who came to launch his campaign in his hometown. ..

His mother, Judy Scott, was sitting in the front row.

Scott will obviously race in this solid Republican state. The 55-year-old has not attracted major challengers from within his party. His campaign opening video shows Scott has already blocked the slate of strong supporters.

In a 2:22 video played before Scott addressed the crowd, Trump space hitters, including former Vice President Mike Pence, former Governor Nikki Haley, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, declared: did. “I’m with Tim.”

Since then, Republican tycoons have increased, including Senator Lindsey Graham, who was reelected in South Carolina last year, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas, and Marco Rubio, Florida. Most of South Carolina’s Republican parliamentary delegations, as well as Governor Henry McMaster and Vice-Governor Pam Evet, who attended the event in North Charleston, promised to support Scott.

His campaign video also reminded crowd voters that Trump was with Scott. The 2019 footage was because Trump turned to Scott and in 2017 called him “my friend, a very special guy.”

Still, Scott reaffirmed his conservative identity during a carefree exchange with attendees who wore Scott for Senate stickers and handmade signboards waving.

When Scott said Joe Biden was in the White House, a burst of boos came from the crowd.

He raised his hand to his right ear.

“I can’t hear you,” Scott said, urging the crowd to boo louder. He staggered backwards. “Oh, OK. I wanted to make sure this wasn’t a crowd of centrists.”

So far, two Democrats have announced plans to challenge Scott. Krystle Matthews, Berkeley County, and Angelageter, Democratic Party of Spartanburg County.

Scott has long said that the 2022 race will be his last political run, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about Scott and the potential 2024 presidential election.

This is a developing story. Check for updates.

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