By FITSNews || S.C. Rep. Tim Scott – the lone African-American Republican at the S.C. State House – is “eighty-five percent” certain that he will mount a bid to become the lone African-American Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Multiple sources have confirmed to FITS that Scott is leaning heavily toward dropping out of the race for S.C. Lt. Governor and running for the First Congressional District seat that’s being vacated by U.S. Rep. Henry Brown (RINO – Hanahan, S.C.).
If he runs, sources tell FITS that Scott is poised to receive major behind-the-scenes support from the state and local Republican parties, as well as a massive influx of Charleston, S.C. money. In fact, Scott recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he met with national GOP officials about the race.
Scott was noncommittal about his plans when asked for comment, although he didn’t rule anything out either.
In addition to the institutional and financial support, Scott would also have a strong record on which to mount a bid.
After some initial stumbles in the S.C. House, he quickly righted the ship and wound up receiving high marks from fiscal conservatives for his votes to limit government growth.
Currently running for the GOP nomination in this race is tea party activist and military mom Katherine Jenerette as well as two RINO fortunate sons, Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond and Columbia lobbyist principal Carroll A. “Tumpy” Campbell.
Thurmond is the son of reformed segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, while Campbell – a member of a “whites only” Country Club in Columbia – is the son of former S.C. Gov. Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.