Sen. Scott Re-Elected In SC, Eyeing Higher Office

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 07: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) walks to a policy luncheon with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol building on September 07, 2022 in Washington, DC. Senators are working to negotiate several legislative items including the Marriage Equality Bill and funding for more Covid-19 vaccinations. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Sen. Tim Scott won re-election in South Carolina, handily defeating Rep. Krystle Matthews for a second full term.
  • Scott said that this will be his last term as a senator, though he clearly appears to be eyeing higher office.
  • Scott has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2024 or later depending on how the field shapes up. He has made several trips to Iowa and other states that get an early say in the presidential nomination process.

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