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South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination Monday morning in North Charleston, S.C.
The senator, who has represented South Carolina in the Senate since 2013, portrays himself as a true conservative with a positive story to tell.
“I was raised in a single-parent household in North Charleston, South Carolina. My mom worked 16-hour days to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. I got my first job, changing oil at a gas station, when I was 13. And I wouldn’t ask for it to be any other way.
Charleston is home to me. It’s where I grew up, it’s where I learned to play football, and it’s where I learned to be a man of faith and conservative values.
It’s all of these things that I learned in Charleston that have led me to this exact moment in my life: I’m running for President of the United States because I believe America can do for ANYONE what she has done for me.
I couldn’t be more serious when I say this... this is a fight we must win. Biden and the Democrats are ruining our country and I’m doing what I can to stop this and restore faith in America.”
“We need a president who persuades not just our friends and our base,” he told supporters in his hometown. “We have to have a compassion for people who don’t agree with us. We have to believe that our ideas are so strong and so powerful and so persuasive that we can actually take it to the highest points in the world and be successful but we also have to be able to take it all the way down to places that today are hopeless and prove that who we are works for all Americans.”