- The Washington Times - Monday, February 1, 2016

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will endorse Marco Rubio for president on Tuesday, according to multiple news outlets, giving the Floridian a major boost in the third state to weigh in on the White House race.

Alex Isenstadt on Politico first reported the endorsement during Monday night’s Iowa caucuses, citing “3 sources.” CNN later reported similarly.

Mr. Scott is the first black Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate from a former Confederate state since Reconstruction, and his state holds the first-in-the-South primary on Feb. 20.

Make no mistake: This is a big endorsement for Rubio. Scott is very popular in South Carolina,” CNN reported. “Scott held town halls with every candidate in the lead-up to the primaries, and  maintained an unbiased position on all of them.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide