GOP Sen. Tim Scott says if he runs in 2022 it will be his last race

GOP Sen. Tim Scott says if he runs in 2022 it will be his last race
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Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottGOP Sen. Tim Scott says if he runs in 2022 it will be his last race When it comes to student debt, it is time to talk solutions Democrats call for Senate to return to vote on gun reform after two deadly mass shootings MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday that a potential reelection campaign in 2022 would be his final Senate bid.

“I plan to run for reelection, but that will be my last one if I run,” Scott told The Post and Courier

Scott also said he would not run for governor. 

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The senator said in 2014 that he supports term limits and would impose one on himself, running for just two additional terms after the one he was serving in. 

Scott has served in the Senate since he was appointed in 2013 to take over for former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who left to run the Heritage Foundation.

The senator's announcement follows a wave of announced Republican House retirements. A total of 11 Republican members of Congress have said they will retire or run for a different office next year.