Tim Scott launches reelection bid

Tim Scott launches reelection bid

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottDemocrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks Biden says he will review executive actions after police reform talks fail MORE (R-S.C.) officially launched his reelection campaign in North Charleston on Monday as Senate Republicans look to take back the majority in 2022. 

“I have never been more optimistic about the future of America and the limitless potential of the next generation,” Scott said in a statement. 

Scott's campaign released a video along with his announcement highlighting a number of issues, including immigration, taxes, gas prices and "cancel culture."


The video also featured a number of prominent Republicans, including former President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE, former Vice President Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Poll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field Harris to hold fundraiser for McAuliffe ahead of Virginia governor's race MORE, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles MORE (R-S.C.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' MORE (R-Texas) and former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoRepublican lawmakers raise security, privacy concerns over Huawei cloud services WashPost fact-checker gives Pompeo four 'Pinocchios' for 'zombie' claim about Obama Iran deal Poll: Biden, Trump statistically tied in favorability MORE praising Scott. 

The GOP senator is highly popular among Republicans in the ruby red state.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime HarrisonJaime HarrisonTrump's election fraud claims pose risks for GOP in midterms Top Democrats tout California recall with an eye toward 2022 20 years later: Washington policymakers remember 9/11 MORE attempted to oust Graham in what was one of the most-watched Senate races of 2020, but ultimately lost by roughly 10 points.

Scott has also been described as one of the faces of the future of the Republican Party. He is the only Black Republican serving in the Senate and has become a major GOP voice on issues regarding race. Scott was tapped earlier this year to deliver the response to President BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE’s joint address to Congress. Additionally, he has been floated as a potential presidential candidate. 

So far, South Carolina state Rep. Krystle Matthews (D) and Spartanburg County Democratic Party Chairwoman Angela Geter are planning to challenge Scott.