Tim Scott traveling to Iowa amid 2024 speculation
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will be traveling to Iowa next month amid speculation that the senator may be considering a White House bid in 2024.
Scott will be attending the Republican Party of Polk County Iowa’s annual Lincoln Dinner on Feb. 22 in West Des Moines, Iowa, according to an event listing on the local Republican Party’s website.
The event listing includes a short bio of the senator, noting his upbringing as the child of a single parent while living in poverty and touting his “Opportunity Agenda” and his involvement in the Senate Opportunity Coalition.
The event ramps up speculation that Scott is considering a 2024 presidential campaign given Iowa holds the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. The senator made multiple trips to the Hawkeye State last year, and this recent trip comes as other Republicans floated as potential presidential hopefuls have made their way to early primary states like New Hampshire.
Former President Trump is the only Republican who’s officially announced a presidential campaign, and some recent polling from earlier this month suggests that the former president will still be a formidable opponent in the GOP primary.
A Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill earlier this month showed Trump leading a group of eight hypothetical challengers in a primary, receiving 48 percent while the next candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), received 28 percent.
The news also comes just days after Trump visited Scott’s home state of South Carolina over the weekend.
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