The list of Republicans trying to stop Donald Trump is growing by the day.
So far, four candidates have jumped into the race.
But Senator Tim Scott just jumped into the 2024 GOP Presidential race and one candidate is not happy about it.
Senator Tim Scott just became the second Republican from South Carolina to announce a bid for the Presidency of the United States.
Scott filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run in the 2024 federal election.
A growing field could spell trouble for DeSantis
Scott joins five other GOP hopefuls, including former two-term South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Other candidates already announced include former President Donald Trump, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and popular conservative talk radio host Larry Elder.
Others are thought to be strongly considering the race, including Virginia RINO Governor Glenn Youngkin, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to enter the race as this article goes to press.
According to most political observers and every major poll, only DeSantis has a real shot at defeating Trump.
But the more candidates with strong conservative credentials like Tim Scott and Mike Pence get into the race, the harder the path to victory will be for DeSantis.
These other candidates, while they don’t stand a chance of securing the nomination from Trump, do have the numbers to stop DeSantis.
Impressive support for Scott
While Scott currently sits at only 1% in the polls, the newly announced candidate has launched a $6 million ad campaign in key Primary states to start his run for office.
The South Carolina Senator has also benefited from some massive campaign contributions, including support from two Super PACs that had a total of $16 million at the beginning of 2023.
Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle, is reported to be one of the larger donors to these Super PACs.
And the money doesn’t stop there.
The Scott Senate campaign concluded a very successful November 2022 re-election campaign with $22 million cash on hand.
This money can be transferred to his Presidential campaign.
Scott first launched an exploratory committee for his Presidential bid in April and strongly condemned the Democrat establishment.
Personal responsibility is a cornerstone of the Scott campaign
“There’s this new concept being spread by the far Left, and it’s like a drug of victimhood and the narcotic of despair. That somehow, some way, we as Americans are all victims. I grew up understanding the power of individual responsibility and the importance of taking responsibility for how your life turns out,” Scott said.
Scott said the country needs a “change in leadership.” “Two years was long enough,” he continued. “Four years is hardly tolerable. It is time for America to have a change in leadership.”
The Senator’s speech was mainly focused on beating Joe Biden rather than Donald Trump.
And Scott pointed to the failures of Joe Biden, saying that “I believe we give the voters a choice … so they can decide how we move forward. As opposed to trying to have a conversation about how to beat a Republican, I think we’re better off having a conversation about beating Joe Biden.”
But many are wondering why Scott jumped into the race given that it is clearly a two-man fight between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Scott’s entry into the contest just makes a DeSantis path to victory more complicated.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.