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Tim Scott of South Carolina files paperwork to run for president


Likely Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks at a campaign town hall meeting at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., May 8, 2023.

Brian Snyder | Reuters

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina filed paperwork Friday to run for president in 2024, officially throwing his hat into a growing Republican primary arena that former President Donald Trump has so far led.

Scott is expected to announce his presidential campaign on Monday morning in North Charleston. He made it official Friday morning when he filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission designating a principal campaign committee for a presidential bid.

The 57-year-old lawmaker, who is the Senate’s sole Black Republican, arrives as an underdog in the primary. He has polled in the low single digits in surveys of the potential field even after launching an exploratory committee last month.

Scott’s campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the filing.

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