When fourth or fifth is better than third
August 15th, 2011
01:17 PM ET
3 years ago

When fourth or fifth is better than third

(CNN) - If third place finisher Tim Pawlenty is out, why are Rick Santorum and Herman Cain, the fourth and fifth place finishers at the GOP presidential straw poll Saturday in Ames, Iowa still in the race for the White House?

One answer: Size matters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa • Rick Santorum • Tim Scott
Pawlenty to headline town hall in SC
August 10th, 2011
08:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty to headline town hall in SC

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has added a South Carolina visit to his campaign schedule later this month to participate in a town hall sponsored by a leading tea party figure, CNN has learned.

The August 22 town hall in the coastal district of conservative first-term Rep. Tim Scott will be officially announced this week.
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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina • Tim Pawlenty • Tim Scott
January 21st, 2011
06:32 PM ET
November 9th, 2010
08:06 PM ET
3 years ago

House Black Caucus invites 2 new GOP African-Americans; one balks

Washington (CNN) - The chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus said Tuesday that two African-American Republicans elected to Congress last week were welcome to join the group, but one of the new members-elect - Tim Scott of South Carolina - indicated he would decline.

"I grew up in an environment where we were just very much integrated, and life worked out really well," Scott told reporters Tuesday. "I think the best for America is finding a way to fuse all of our communities together and erase all those lines that separate us."
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Filed under: 2010 • Congressional Black Caucus • Tim Scott
July 14th, 2010
09:19 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich: 'Change has come to South Carolina'

Newt Gingrich visited the key presidential primary state of South Carolina last week.
Newt Gingrich visited the key presidential primary state of South Carolina last week.

Washington (CNN) - Fresh off a visit to South Carolina that featured fundraisers for the state Republican party and GOP House candidate Tim Scott, Newt Gingrich turned his weekly newsletter into an ode to the key presidential primary state.

Newt praised Scott and Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley, two fresh-faced candidates with unabashedly conservative views, as "signs of profound change."

"Change has come to South Carolina, and it is a story worth studying as the country wrestles with bad government policies, a bad economy, big deficits, incompetent bureaucrats, and arrogant politicians," Gingrich wrote Wednesday in his newsletter, which is distributed by the conservative magazine HumanEvents.com.

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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Nikki Haley • South Carolina • Tim Scott
June 9th, 2010
11:01 AM ET
4 years ago

Historical Overtones in SC House Race

State Rep. Tim Scott, will face a runoff election against the son of former Sen. Strom Thurmond on June 22.
State Rep. Tim Scott, will face a runoff election against the son of former Sen. Strom Thurmond on June 22.

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - The wild battle for South Carolina's Republican gubernatorial nomination dominated the headlines on Tuesday night, but the election results also set the stage for a congressional runoff election with compelling historical overtones.

In the state's first Congressional district, South Carolina's only African-American lawmaker will face the son of former Sen. Strom Thurmond in a June 22 runoff election.

State Rep. Tim Scott, who had the backing of the anti-tax Club for Growth, won 31 percent of the vote on Tuesday in the crowded, nine-way race to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Brown.

Scott is a state House member from the Charleston area and would be the first black Republican in Congress since Rep. J.C. Watts retired in 2003.

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Filed under: 2010 • South Carolina • Tim Scott
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