Senator Tim Scott is relatively new on the scene in Washington, but he has made quite the name for himself among his constituents in South Carolina.
Scott claimed more than 90% of the vote in his primary election on June 10.
Huffington Post- U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina.
Early returns Tuesday showed the 48-year-old Scott with more than 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young.
Scott, who was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley after Jim DeMint resigned from the Senate, took office in 2013 and had yet to face a statewide election. He previously served one term in the U.S. House and gained instant attention as one of only two black U.S. senators and the only black Republican in that chamber.
Young did no campaigning after filing as a candidate.
Scott moves on to face the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic primary, as well as American Party candidate Jill Bossi, in the November election.
This is a huge win for the Republican Party, showing great support for Scott. However, this complete ownage at the polls has been dwarfed by the ousting of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by challenger Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.
So, the Tea Party is racist? They want to create an apartheid state? The polls in South Carolina say otherwise.
If he wins his general election in November, Scott would become the first elected black Senator in South Carolina history. That’s quite a great achievement for his resume!
Given his popularity, Scott could be a strong candidate for a Presidential run in 2016, adding to the already long list of potential candidates who look promising.