Tim Scott

Politician On December 17, 2012, Timothy Eugene “Tim” Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate. A Republican, he is currently the only African-American serving in the United States’ Senate, the first from the state of South Carolina, and the seventh African-American to serve in U.S. history. Prior to his role as senator, Scott spent one term on South Carolina’s General Assembly and 13 years on the Charleston County Council. He was also a U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and the first African-American Republican Representative to be elected to the legislative branch. The fiscal and cultural conservative also owns his own insurance agency.

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Sen. Tim Scott Reacts to South Carolina Police Shooting

Lawmaker urges protesters to demonstrate peacefully.

Edward Brooke, First Black Popularly Elected Senator, Honored

Secretary of State John Kerry eulogized the late liberal Republican as "a man of consummate dignity" who stayed true to himself and his beliefs.

Republican National Committee Celebrates Black History Makers

Republican National Committee hosts third Black Trailblazer Awards luncheon.

News: Black Republicans: Making Waves, Making History

Meet the newest African-American faces of the GOP. (2/11/2015)

The People's Choice: Sen. Tim Scott's Historic Swearing-In

Sen. Tim Scott is the first Black senator elected from the South since Reconstruction.

S.C. Exit Poll Stirs Controversy: Are Blacks Getting Too Uppity?

The poll asks whether blacks push too hard for equality.
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