Tim Scott becomes first African-American elected to Senate from SC
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Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottOn The Money: Trump weighs emergency declaration for Mexico tariffs | GOP senators look to rein in Trump on trade | Powell says Fed may cut rates if trade war hurts economy On The Money: Trump weighs emergency declaration for Mexico tariffs | GOP senators look to rein in Trump on trade | Powell says Fed may cut rates if trade war hurts economy Trump floats new emergency declaration to impose Mexico tariffs MORE (R-S.C.) has won election to a full term in the Senate, making him the first African-American elected to the upper chamber from South Carolina.

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Multiple networks have called the race for Scott, who faced token opposition.

He was appointed to the Senate in late 2012, after Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) resigned to head the conservative Heritage Foundation.

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