Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rep. Tim Scott, an influential freshman congressman from South Carolina, is one of the most popular undecided voters in the state.
As of Friday evening he had yet to decide on a candidate-but he's getting plenty of advice.
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Not only are the campaigns of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich urging Scott to vote for their respective candidates–not to mention endorse them–but he's also had an opportunity to talk to each White House hopeful personally in the last 24 hours.
"This is a very difficult" decision, he admitted.
Scott told CNN he met with Romney prior to CNN's debate Thursday evening at the candidate's request. Scott and Gingrich talked by phone Friday.
The congressman, a tea party favorite, said he's torn because he sees positive qualities in both Gingrich and Romney.
"I like what Mitt brings to the table,” Scott said Friday on CNN’s “OutFront with Erin Burnett.” “Mitt brings an organization, a very good structure, deep pockets and the opportunity to run the race for the long haul.”
Regarding Gingrich, the congressman said he likes the former House speaker's strong debate skills and the way he frames the issues.
"I think the momentum has shifted," Scott said, crediting Gingrich's debate performances this week. "Challenge is you just don't want to pick a person because they had a good week.”
The congressman said he'll make a decision sometime before entering the voting booth on Saturday. But despite the efforts of both campaigns, he added it's probably too late to publicly endorse a candidate.
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