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Senator Rounds Endorses Tim Scott For President


Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) has publicly endorsed Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) for president - in 2024 the first non-Trump endorsement from the Senate of the cycle.

  • Rounds told the Washington Examiner he was endorsing Scott as, "...he is the closest to Ronald Reagan that you're going to see."
  • Rounds said last week that his GOP colleagues may be "holding back" from endorsing a candidate because they're waiting for Scott to officially enter the race which he is expected to do early next week.
  • Rounds: “I think Tim Scott would be a great person... He’s finding a path forward that would unite, I think, Republicans and independents, which is what we need to gain back the White House.”
  • Politico: "Scott has established a unique lane for himself within the GOP: He's well-liked by mainstream leaders such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is never publicly at odds with Trump world, and serves as the only Black Republican within the Senate."
  • The Washington Post opinedlast week that Scott, "is in a better position than you might think" arguing that his campaign strategy has made him "the strongest candidate of the GOP’s second tier."

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