Politico: Sen. Tim Scott Close To Launching 2024 Bid

Politico reports:

Sen. Tim Scott’s preparations for a presidential run are well underway, putting the South Carolina Republican on track to be the next candidate to formally mount a White House bid. The Palmetto State senator is hosting a donor summit in Charleston next month, the same week he plans to travel to two early nominating states to hold events.

The donor gathering is the surest sign to date that Scott is preparing to pull the trigger on a 2024 bid for president. But it’s not the only one.

Scott, who frequently talks about his faith, plans to make a particular play for the evangelical Christian vote in Iowa, where he met with a group of influential pastors in Des Moines last month. It’s a similar strategy to one former Vice President Mike Pence is likely to employ as he seeks to build a viable coalition.

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