South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Sunday night suspended his 2024 presidential marketing campaign.
Scott introduced the information on an episode of Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America” with Trey Gowdy.
“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,’” Scott mentioned.
The senator additionally emphasised he has no plans to endorse one other candidate within the Republican nomination race.
FACING NEGATIVE NARRATIVE, SCOTT TOUTS HE HAS MORE MONEY THAN ANY CANDIDATE IN THE RACE EXCEPT TRUMP
“The best way for me to be helpful is to not weigh in,” he mentioned.
And additionally gave a thumbs right down to the concept that he might function the working mate on the Republican Party’s 2024 nationwide ticket.
“Being vice president has never been on my to-do list,” he mentioned.
Scott, a rising star within the GOP and the one Black Republican within the Senate, launched his presidential marketing campaign in May at an occasion in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The senator repeatedly showcased his “optimistic, positive message anchored in conservatism.”
Scott, standing just some miles from the place he grew up, highlighted that “we live in the land where it is possible for a kid raised in poverty by a single mother in a small apartment to one day serve in the People’s House and maybe even the White House.”
The senator informed Fox News on the time that “I’m stunned at the hunger for something positive as long as its anchored in conservatism. As long as you have a backbone.”
But his constructive and uplifting message didn’t resonate in a combative GOP presidential nomination race dominated by former President Donald Trump, who’s spotlighting his grievances as he runs a 3rd straight time for the White House.
Scott’s early momentum took a success on the first GOP presidential main debate in August, the place he prevented the quite a few verbal fistfights and infrequently loved the glare of the prime-time highlight.
He informed Fox News after the controversy that “the loudest voices too often say too little.”
While Scott was extra aggressive within the second debate, in late September, he had fallen additional behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who’re battling for second place within the Republican main polls, far behind Trump.
Scott struggled to make final week’s third debate, however finally certified. But he confronted a tricky activity forward in attempting to make the stage at subsequent month’s fourth debate, the place the donor and polling thresholds to qualify are larger.
In an indication of issues to come back, the Scott-aligned tremendous PAC late final month canceled its large advert blitz on behalf of the senator’s 2024 marketing campaign.
And whereas Scott launched his marketing campaign with a formidable war-chest – due to $22 million left over from his convincing 2022 Senate re-election – his fundraising within the July-September third quarter of 2023 was something however spectacular.
The senator had $14 million money available left as of the tip of September. And he touted in a Fox News Digital interview on Wednesday evening, within the spin room following the third debate in Miami, Florida, that “we still have the most money of any candidate running for president other than Donald Trump.”
But sources in Scott’s political orbit say that marketing campaign money was going to be a difficulty going ahead.
Reacting to the information, DeSantis mentioned in a social media submit that “Tim Scott is a strong conservative with bold ideas about how to get our country back on track. I respect his courage to run this campaign and thank him for his service to America and the U.S. Senate. I look forward to Tim continuing to be a leader in our party for years to come.”
The subject of GOP presidential contenders, which ballooned to over a dozen by the summer time, is winnowing.
Late final month, former Vice President Mike Pence grew to become the primary main Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the 2024 GOP nomination race.
Four GOP contenders who didn’t qualify for the debates additionally ended their presidential bids. They are one-time CIA spy and former three-term Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, enterprise chief and high quality management skilled Perry Johnson, and 2021 California gubernatorial recall election candidate and former conservative speak radio host Larry Elder.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who certified for the primary debate however did not make the stage on the second and third showdowns, stays within the race for now.
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Hutchinson, whose shoestring marketing campaign is working low on money, has mentioned he’ll reevaluate his standing come Thanksgiving.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who narrowly missed qualifying for Wednesday’s debate, is a multimillionaire because of his non-public sector success within the tech trade. He has greater than ample assets to remain within the race and continues to marketing campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, the 2 lead-off states within the GOP nominating calendar.
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