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Freshman S.C. Rep. Tim Scott – the first African-American Republican elected in this state since Reconstruction – is mounting a bid for Lieutenant Governor, multiple independent sources have confirmed to FITS.

Scott, a former Charleston County Council chairman and longtime ally of S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, will join a crowed field that already includes S.C. Rep. Ted Pitts, former Rep. Ralph Norman, Afghanistan veteran Bill Connor and Pee Dee businessman Ken Ard.

Also rumored to be contemplating a bid? Mike Campbell, who almost upset Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer in 2006.

Scott could not be immediately reached for comment.