This Top Pick For Trump VP Shows He Knows Where The Money Is...

By Greg Moriarty | Wednesday, 19 June 2024 11:10 PM
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As reported by Fox News, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, a prominent ally and potential vice-presidential candidate for former President Donald Trump, is championing the cause for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Despite his unsuccessful bid for the 2024 nomination, Scott remains a highly esteemed figure within the GOP. Today, he is hosting a one-day summit that is attracting leading figures in the Republican Party, as well as significant donors who have yet to pledge their support to Trump's presidential campaign.

The summit, organized by Great Opportunity Policy, a non-profit group aligned with Scott's political and policy agendas, will also serve as a fundraising event for Trump as he enters the final stages of his search for a running mate. Scott, who is the only Black Republican in the Senate, has been instrumental in raising funds for Trump. Earlier this year, he organized a significant fundraiser for Trump ahead of the South Carolina primary and attended a high-profile fundraiser in New York City for the former President last month.

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In a bid to secure Trump's victory, Scott recently launched a $14 million initiative aimed at winning over Black and other non-White working-class voters. He believes these demographics could be the deciding factor in the upcoming November elections. Today, he will be presenting his case for Trump to a number of high-profile donors and billionaires. These include Ken Griffin, founder of Citadel hedge fund, and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital, both of whom have previously financed campaigns of Trump's rivals.

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When questioned about his message to top donors who have yet to fully commit to the former president, Scott told Fox News Digital last month, "it is in the best interest of the United States of America to have four more years of President Donald Trump. It is in the best interest of our economy to have four more years of Donald Trump." He added, "The one thing you can discern as a top donor and Republican and, frankly, a strong business person is that a strong economy makes all things possible."

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Scott, known for his formidable fundraising efforts during his 2022 re-election campaign, has strong connections with many leading figures in the GOP donor class. The funds raised two years ago served as a stepping stone for his 2024 national run. After ending his White House bid late last year, Scott endorsed Trump in January.

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Over the past five months, the conservative senator from South Carolina has emerged as a top Trump surrogate and is considered to be among a small group of contenders on the short list as Trump's running mate on the 2024 Republican ticket. Political analysts suggest that Scott, as a Black evangelical, could help Trump significantly reduce President Biden's lead with minority voters.

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Trump has expressed his admiration for Scott's campaign efforts on his behalf, stating, "You are a much better candidate for me than you are for yourself," on multiple occasions. However, there are concerns about whether Scott's inconsistent performances during the Republican presidential primaries could pose a problem if he were to face off against Vice President Kamala Harris in a general election running mate debate this summer.

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