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Get to know Tim Scott

Tim Scott is the Republican candidate for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, a race he's expected to win. You need to get to know this man because if he wins, he'll be a formidable proponent of small government, low taxes, and strong defense. Here's his bio from his campaign website:

Tim Scott is a small business owner and public servant who is the Republican nominee for Congress in South Carolina's First District.

Tim was born in North Charleston, and grew up in poverty with a single mother who worked 16 hour days to keep him and his brother in school. He also benefited from a mentor, a Chick-fil-A operator, who took him under his wing and guided him when he was at a very impressionable age. Both his mother and his mentor instilled in him conservative, traditional, and religious values which guide him to this day. Tim is a 1988 graduate of Charleston Southern University, earning a B.S. in Political Science.

In 1995, Tim was elected to Charleston County Council, becoming the first black Republican elected to county-wide office in South Carolina since Reconstruction. He served on the Council for 13 years, becoming Chairman in 2007. In 2008, Tim Scott was elected to the SC House of Representatives, again becoming the first black Republican to do so. He was elected Chairman of the Freshman Caucus and House Whip.

Throughout his 15 years in public service, Tim has never voted for a tax increase. He has received the "Friend of the Taxpayer" commendation from the SC Association of Tax Payers. The Club for Growth's Conservative Score Card gave Tim an "A" rating, as one of the most conservative members of the SC House.

Believing that government cannot create jobs, but can foster the right conditions to spark investment, Tim was heavily involved in bringing Boeing to the Charleston area, and has helped recruit over 20,000 new jobs, with companies such as Daimler Chrysler (now Mercedes), Verizon, Force Protection, Global Aeronautica, Vought Alenia and many others.

The Daily Caller interviewed him:

Tim Scott will likely change the fact that there are no African-American Republicans in Congress, but don't automatically count on him to join the Congressional Black Caucus when he does.

"I've thought about it," the South Carolina congressional candidate said Monday during an interview on Capitol Hill with The Daily Caller. "But I haven't come to a solid decision. I'm probably leaning against it."

Yet there's another caucus the staunchly conservative state representative from Charleston finds "intriguing and interesting." That would be the Tea Party Caucus, founded last week for House members who believe in the ideals of the conservative movement by Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.

"I'd love to see all the tenets of the caucus, but on the surface it's certainly something that I wouldn't say no to at this point," Scott said.

Scott's congressional run has been historical -- and promises to make even more history when he faces a perennial losing Democratic candidate in his heavily-Republican district in November. In the primary, he defeated big names like Paul Thurmond, the son of the former Sen. Strom Thurmond, and Carroll Campbell, the son of another former well-known politician in the state.

If he wins the general election, he'll be the first black Republican since J.C. Watts of Oklahoma retired in 2003 to serve in the House. He'd be the first black GOPer elected in the South in more than a hundred years.

If you live in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, vote for Tim Scott! If you don't live in his district, you can still donate to his campaign. We need more conservatives like him in the US House of Representatives.


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If the state of S.C. doesn'... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

If the state of S.C. doesn't have a re-call mechanism, they need one. More Tim Scotts no more Graham-nestys. I can hear McCain et al now, "now wait a minute. We can't just repeal all this statist legislation. There are some good things in this Obamalala legislation. We have to work with these statists to get things done. The gang of 14 worked well". Big time groan!!!

"I can hear McCain et al no... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

"I can hear McCain et al now"

Bullseye, the Senate may still be a 'conservative, deliberative' body impeding the Bolshevik in Chief but 'comity'-read "you scratch mine, and I'll do yours"-is its specious grease that will defy reform even more resolutely.

Along with stopping Electoral College perversion we need to return the Senators raison de etre to the pleasure of their States and regional interests.

"We need more conservati... (Below threshold)

"We need more conservatives like him in the US House of Representatives."

I read where he would be the one and only black Republican in the House. Is that true?

There are no black Republicans in the Senate.

Why is that?

On Tim Scott's website bio... (Below threshold)

On Tim Scott's website bio. Now that's a genuine smile. Unlike Barry's yapper that's full of crocodile teeth.

"There are no black Repu... (Below threshold)

"There are no black Republicans in the Senate.

Why is that?"

They did not run for the job. Or they failed to win an election. That's how it work's.

He also benefited from a... (Below threshold)

He also benefited from a mentor, a Chick-fil-A operator, who took him under his wing...

Boo, hiss. Even I'd be embarrassed by that line...


Even the stay-at-home-to-se... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Even the stay-at-home-to-send-messages right would have a tough time jumping through their own arses to invent a reason not to support this guy.

With any luck he'll win a couple of terms in the House and then in 2014 L. Graham will retire and then Scott will wind up in the Senate along with Jim DeMint. Hope'n'change.

I love Tim Scott, and he ha... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

I love Tim Scott, and he has walked the walk throughout his political career. However, this year money should go to close races where it may make the difference. SC-01 is a solid Republican district, and Scott will coast to election.

Ahh, Caesar, the s... (Below threshold)

Ahh, Caesar, the stupidest voters yet seen are the ones who sit out an election to "send a message". Simply by NOT choosing they have made a choice. That strategy never has and never will work.

It'd be great if we could see a plethora of new blood similar to Scott this year. One way to ensure this is to vet the candidate in each race to see if the values expressed are acceptable. This means ALL of us have to practice that in every instance --where we can vote on them--local or otherwise.

Means some hard work, but the country (and our kids) deserve just that.

Russ: "There are no black R... (Below threshold)

Russ: "There are no black Republicans in the Senate. Why is that?"

Perhaps part of the reason (at least 1/50th) might be that all the black candidates who would have made good Republican Senate candidates from West Virginia were attacked and/or lynched by Grand Kleagle Robert Byrd (D-racist/WV) during their formative years and thus shied away from elective office.

Hey, another thing that the Republicans never had was a member of their congressional party take an underage page overseas, seduce him, and them receive a standing ovation upon retirement from the members of his party.

Why is that?

Russ - "There are no ... (Below threshold)

Russ - "There are no black Republicans in the Senate. Why is that?"

A better question is... why do you ask?






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