Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Oct. 2013.
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February 25, 2014 To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.
Sen. Jim DeMint's endorsement has become the gold standard for true blue conservatives seeking a Senate seat.
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December 10, 2012 The bombshell announcement by South Carolina's Jim DeMint that he will resign his Senate seat could lead to the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. But how will DeMint's tenure be judged?
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January 4, 2011 Tim Scott is the likelier of two new blacks in the House GOP to have good ties with black Democrats, an expert said. Even though he represents a more conservative district, Scott of South Carolina is more moderate than Allen West of Florida.
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June 23, 2010 The main focus on Tuesday's primaries was in South Carolina, where Nikki Haley won the GOP gubernatorial runoff and Tim Scott, an African-American Republican, is on his way to winning an open congressional seat.
June 22, 2010 Tim Scott beats Strom Thurmond's son to become the Republican nominee for a South Carolina House seat.
June 22, 2010 Runoffs in the Carolinas -- a Republican gubernatorial battle in South Carolina and a Democratic Senate contest in North Carolina -- highlight today's primaries.Runoffs In Both Carolinas Highlight Primary Day Today
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June 21, 2010 Republican voters in South Carolina's First Congressional District will choose between Paul Thurmond, son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, and Tim Scott, the first black GOP lawmaker in S.C. since Reconstruction.
June 10, 2010 If he defeats Strom Thurmond's son in the June 22 runoff, S.C. Republican Tim Scott could become the first black House member from the Deep South since Reconstruction.
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