Tim Scott’s potential 2024 message tests GOP voter appetite for positivity, strategists say

Tim Scott, South Carolina’s first Black senator and the first southern Black senator in over a century, is traveling to early primary states sharing his vision for a more unified country as he lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. In a recent speech in Des Moines, Iowa Scott said that he saw a, “new American sunrise” that burns better than before. ABC News spoke with GOP activists and strategists who believe Scott is seeking to gain voters’ support through consensus building and policy, rather than bluster. However, with a Republican Party that many feel has been transformed since former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, it remains to be seen whether Senator Scott’s positive message will hold weight in a competitive primary field.


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