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By FITSNews || Already a favorite of fiscal conservatives, S.C. Rep. Tim Scott received an endorsement from the other end of the GOP spectrum on Tuesday when S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston) waded into a crowded GOP First Congressional District race to endorse Scott.

“The federal government is growing out of control, and Tim Scott is exactly the kind of solid, conservative leader we can trust to fix it,” Harrell said in his release. “I’m proud to publicly endorse Tim Scott for Congress, just as I am confident he will make all South Carolinians proud in the years ahead.”

Obviously, we’re among the most vocal of the Speaker’s critics but he did miraculously manage to steer clear of several RINOs – most notably Carroll A. “Tumpy” Campbell III – and wind up endorsing one of our two favorites (Katherine Jenerette being the other) in this race.

And as much as we’d like to view Harrell’s endorsement as a giant red flag, Scott’s record as a fiscal conservative is what it is – one reason he’s received props from the S.C. Association of Taxpayers as well as an endorsement from the Club for Growth.

Scott is one of nine Republicans running for the seat being vacated next year by U.S. Rep. Henry Brown (RINO-Hanahan).

Two democrats and an independent are also running.