(NationRise.com) – According to a CNN report, Republican Senator Tim Scott has officially filed to run for president next year. This represents another official candidate in a Republican Party where the main favorite to win its nomination is former president Donald Trump. According to all polls, he currently holds a massive popularity in the GOP and even has a 7-point lead over President Joe Biden.
In its report, the liberal network pointed out that Scott filed paperwork with the US Federal Elections Commission. This makes the Republican Senator join other candidates in a GOP primary election that is getting crowded every month. These include talk radio host Larry Elder, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, former President Trump, and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
The CNN report comes after the Senator launched a $6 million advertising campaign in some of the main primary states. Scott has benefited since the beginning of 2023 from significant campaign donations, including backing from two super PACs with a combined fund of around $16 million. Different reports revealed that Oracle Co-founder Larry Ellison is one of his biggest donors.
Last month, Scott formed an exploratory committee for his presidential campaign and harshly criticized the Biden administration. The South Carolina Senator said back then that the American left was making the country weaker by spreading this “drug of victimhood.” He also said he has the power of “individual responsibility” and that the United States needs an immediate “change in leadership.” Finally, he blasted President Biden by claiming four years of his presidency is already too much.
Far from being the last Republican leader that is going to announce a presidential bid, others could also take this step anytime soon. These include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former US Vice President Mike Pence.
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