Apparently,Sen. Tim Scott is preparing a presidential bid too.That would really complicate things if both are still around for the S.C. primary around this time next year.
Ironically ,it was Nikki ,who ,as Governor ,,appointed Scott, then a one term Congressman , to fill the unexpired term of the resigned Jim Demint.How that came about has been the source of lots of rumors in S.C. .
Nikki and Scott were not known to be particularly close at the time and Haley was supposedly intent on appointing former Gov. Mark Sanford’s former wife, Jenny, as a “caretaker” until the election ,when Nikki would make her own Senatorial bid.However, Republican bigwigs lobbied hard for Scott as a way to show that Republicans weren’t a bunch of racists,plus Scott was more a reliable conservative than Nikki.
Whatever the reason Haley did appoint Scott and the rest is history.Scott is much more popular with Right wingers than Haley ,who is particularly disliked by many of the Legislative Republicans who carried on a running battle with her during her Gubernatorial years.
In my view Scott would likely do better than Nikki in the primary;however , it is questionable whether one or both will even still be around then.Also Trump has already been endorsed by Gov. Henry McMaster and the states six Republican Congressmen….
Jack @ Politicaldog101
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