Tim Scott, a Republican senator from South Carolina, filed paperwork Friday with the Federal Election Commission to run for President in 2024.
Scott has been considering a run for president since months. He is currently on his Faith in America Tour, which includes a tour of early primary states. On April 12, he launched an exploratory committee. The filing is ahead of Scott’s widely anticipated presidential announcement, which will take place on Monday. It also comes before his $6 million ad campaign that will begin next week.
A senior Scott official told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the campaign was built to win. It had the resources, messengers and the ability to get a Republican nomination to the White House.
Scott’s supporters will also spend seven figures on a digital campaign in the same timeframe. The ad is scheduled to run in Iowa and New Hampshire, two early primary states that are important for the Republican primaries. It will continue until August’s first debate.
Scott, according to an official, has $22 million in cash and will be making a major announcement on Monday. Scott will make “a major announcement” on Monday in North Charleston, and then travel to Iowa and New Hampshire the next few days.
Real Clear Politics’ (RCP) national primary 2024 average, based upon polls conducted from April 21 to May 15, shows that Scott is supported by 2%.
The DCNF did not receive a response from Scott’s team immediately.