The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

He’s Hoping South Carolinians Say, ‘Great Scott!’


It’s a crowded primary, but this candidate will get particular attention, for obvious reasons:

Rep. Tim Scott, who in 2008 became the first African American Republican in the State House in at least 100 years, is now running for Congress. Scott had been running for lieutenant governor. Scott, the former chairman of Charleston County Council, announced Monday he is abandoning his run for statewide office and is instead taking a crack at replacing U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, who is retiring. The Charleston Post and Courier reports Scott is now the seventh Republican in the race. If elected he would be the first African American Republican in Congress in six years.

While Tim Scott has good odds if he can win a crowded primary, I like the odds for Allen West.

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