South Carolina’s Scott begins 2014 fundraising, presumably for Senate
December 18th, 2012
08:55 PM ET
1 year ago

South Carolina’s Scott begins 2014 fundraising, presumably for Senate

(CNN) - Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina began fundraising for his 2014 efforts - presumably seeking cash for his campaign to return to the U.S. Senate.

It's an office he hasn't even taken yet.

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Scott, a Republican congressman, was announced Monday as Gov. Nikki Haley's pick to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced earlier this month his plans to step down in January. DeMint will take the reins of the Heritage Foundation.

Haley had said her pick would not be a "placeholder" who would not seek election to a full term in 2014, and Scott indicated he was looking forward to the bid.

In exchange for a donation, his campaign is offering "a limited edition 'Tim Scott- 2014' bumper sticker."

Although the campaign e-mail reads "Paid for by Tim Scott for Congress," Federal Election Commission rules allow transferring funds between campaign committees, such as a House and Senate committee, in most instances.

"I am grateful to Governor Nikki Haley and the people of South Carolina for bestowing upon me the great honor of succeeding Senator Jim DeMint," he wrote. "We can't let up now, though. Our efforts are just beginning."

– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. lawrencewinkler

    He immediately put himself up for bid. Not new. I'm sure his slave ancestors would be proud he was fetching so much.

    December 18, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    people cant wait for a rep or dem seat they will say and do any and everything to get that seat then do nothing

    December 18, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain: All of the GOP's policies are PROVEN FAILURES

    The new Michael Steele ...

    December 18, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  4. Debbie

    I wish that Nikki Haley would have announced SC was going to secede.

    December 18, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  5. plain&simple

    People of South Carolina please send a message to the extreme members of the political right....no more division ,no more obstruction....country first ,reason in place of rhetoric,civility instead of contempt! Have your opinion express it ,fight for it ,just don't destroy for it. Compromise has built our nation,division will ruin it! If Mr Scott can't and won't play by these principles,Mr Scott must stay home.

    December 19, 2012 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  6. petena

    You were picked because you are black. The GOP is trying to put some color in their party. That is the truth. Now accept it and don't think you havr reached stardom

    December 19, 2012 05:29 am at 5:29 am |