Tim Scott

Nearly 70% of Americans Say Race Relations Are Bad, New Poll Says

Sixty-nine percent of Americans say U.S. race relations are generally bad, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll — meaning Americans have reached a similar level of dissatisfaction as they felt after the Rodney King verdict 24 years ago.The opinion of race relations today are 12 percent worse than at this time last year, the poll said, in response…

Senate’s Lone Black GOP Senator Gives Deeply Personal Floor Speech on Race

Sen. Tim Scott, the U.S. Senate’s lone African-American Republican, delivered a candid and emotional floor speech on his own personal encounters with police racial profiling. “I have felt the anger, the frustration, the sadness and the humiliation that comes with feeling like you’re being targeted for nothing more than just being yourself,” Scott said to members of the upper chamber….

5 Seeking Tim Scott’s Seat; 2 SC Congressmen Face Primaries

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Election filing in South Carolina has closed and four candidates have filed to run against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, who’s seeking his first full term in Washington. Two South Carolina congressmen have primary challengers. Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford faces state Rep. Jenny Horne of Summerville in the 1st Congressional District in the June primary. In…

Republican Leaders Respond to Open Seat on the Supreme Court

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Several leaders in the Republican party has released statements after President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after President Obama announced his nominee for the Supreme Court: “I support the Senate majority standing firm to have the next President to…

N. Charleston Pastor Challenging Scott for Senate Re-Election

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A North Charleston pastor is challenging U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in his bid for re-election. Pastor Thomas A. Dixon announced his decision at a news conference Monday. In a news release, Dixon says he is a “tireless advocate” and will work to reach out to people who feel they are underrepresented by current elected officials. Dixon…

WATCH: Rubio Gets Endorsement from SC Senator Tim Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has thrown his support behind Republican presidential Marco Rubio. Tuesday morning, Senator Scott endorsed the Florida senator for the Republican nomination for president. A statement from Senator Scott says in part, “We have one shot in 2016 to beat Hillary Clinton and that shot is Marco Rubio, and with him as…

Scott to Wrap Up 2015 Tour of All SC Counties

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will finish his goal of visiting all 46 counties in South Carolina in 2015 with several days to spare. Scott plans a trip Tuesday to Dillon County to meet people and business leaders at Citizens Bank in Dillon at 10:15 a.m. The Republican will then head down Interstate 95 and meet with…