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Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott announces he is dropping out of the 2024 race

Nov 12, 2023, 7:56 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2023, 4:17 pm

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursd...

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, July 27, 2023, in Ankeny, Iowa. Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott announced late Sunday that he was dropping out of the 2024 race. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott announced late Sunday that he was dropping out of the 2024 race, about two months before the start of voting in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses.

The South Carolina senator made the surprise announcement on “Sunday Night in America” with Trey Gowdy.

His campaign spokesperson Nathan Brand confirmed the news to The Associated Press.

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Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott announces he is dropping out of the 2024 race