The solely sitting U.S. Senator to throw his hat into the presidential race has suspended his marketing campaign for the White House.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the two-term junior senator from South Carolina, introduced late Sunday that he would now not actively search the Republican occasion nomination.
“Tonight, I suspended my campaign for president. Traveling this country and meeting all of you has been one of the most fantastic experiences of my entire life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. God Bless the United States of America,” he stated through the social media platform previously generally known as Twitter.
Tonight, I suspended my marketing campaign for president.
Traveling this nation and assembly all of you has been some of the incredible experiences of my whole life.
From the underside of my coronary heart, thanks.
God Bless the United States of America. pic.twitter.com/yniJWQMW1N
— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) November 13, 2023
The finish of Scott’s long-shot bid for the nomination comes a few weeks after former Vice President Mike Pence suspended his marketing campaign. Scott was the one well-known Black major-party candidate operating for the presidency this cycle, and he joined a traditionally numerous Republican discipline.
From the beginning, Scott’s marketing campaign appeared extra targeted on setting a optimistic tone for the long run than highlighting a destructive view of the current, as lots of his contemporaries have chosen to border the alternatives of the second. During a September cease in New Hampshire for Saint Anselm College’s “Politics and Eggs” speaker collection, Scott delivered a brief policy-heavy speech totally absent the type of private insults which have develop into the norm in Republican politics.
That non-combative message was sufficient to assist Scott discover the assist and donors required to mount the occasion’s first three main debate levels, however not sufficient to safe even 5% of polled Republicans.
Scott informed Fox News he stays dedicated to a brighter imaginative and prescient of America.
“I am indeed suspending the campaign, but I am going to remain as committed to making sure that this country chooses the right person,” Scott stated. “We should all be proud of this country.”
There are actually simply 4 candidates remaining who’re polling properly sufficient to make additional debate necessities and inside theoretical putting distance of former President Donald Trump, who has to this point dodged each debate.
Trump holds sway over nearly all of polled Republicans regardless of skipping the debates, garnering greater than 58% assist, in keeping with polling averages.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is available in second nationally, at just below 15, with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley averaged third at 9%. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy polls at below 5%, however is doing higher than former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who averages below 3%.