Senator Tim Scott Suspends 2024 Presidential Campaign

11/13/23 By Molly Dougherty

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has ended his 2024 presidential campaign. Scott is the fifth Republican to withdraw from the race. Former Mike Pence suspended his campaign in October. 

“When I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign. I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘Not now, Tim,’” Scott said in a televised interview on Fox News with reporter Trey Gowdy.

Campaign staffers reportedly found out alongside viewers about Scott’s decision. He held a call with his entire staff after the interview to explain his reason for suspension. 

In a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult from November 3-5, Scott polled at 2%. Former President Donald Trump polled at 63%. 

Scott said he will not accept a potential vice president nomination. He also said he will not endorse one of his former running mates until a candidate is selected. The GOP primary will kick off in January with the Iowa Caucuses.