- Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott announced that he will withdraw his presidential candidacy in an interview with Fox News.
- Voters made it clear to him that now is not the right time.
- He was far behind in the polls.
The South Carolina senator – the only black representative of his party in the Senate – announced his candidacy in May. However, his chances of success were assessed as low from the beginning.
Not now Tim.
During his campaign, it became clear that now was not the time to run for office: “I think the voters, who are the most privileged people in the world, told me very clearly: Not now, Tim.”
During the campaign, Scott wanted to position himself as a conservative who could overcome the country’s divisions better than Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis. Despite large donations to his election campaign, he was unable to convince more people. After his poor performance in the television debates, he was far behind in the opinion polls.
Trump is leading the race
The presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024. In contrast to the Democrats, the Republicans have a wide field of candidates. Anyone who actually wants to become the party’s official nominee must first win the party’s internal primaries. According to polls, former US President Donald Trump is clearly ahead of his rivals within the party.
US President Joe Biden is running for re-election among the Democrats. As an incumbent, he is unlikely to face any serious competition within the party on the campaign trail.
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