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Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on Sunday teased an announcement for May 22, widely speculated to be the official launch of his presidential campaign.

“On May the 22nd in North Charleston, South Carolina, it is time to make the final step,” Scott told supporters in Charleston, according to The Hill.

“Please tell your friends, be in attendance. North Charleston – more details coming your way. We will have a major announcement and you’re going to want to be there,” he added.

The development comes less than a week after Scott told Fox News during an interview that he hoped “to have a decision on whether to run by the end of May.”

May 22 is presumed to be the day he makes his official announcement that he’s running for president in the GOP primary.

Should he announce his candidacy, Scott would be joining former President Donald Trump, former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who have already announced their candidacy.

Others are expected to join as well, most notably Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. NBC News reported this past week that DeSantis is poised to jump into the presidential fray as soon as mid-May.

Former Vice President Mike Pence has said he will make a decision “by the spring” about whether to seek the presidency in 2024. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu are among the Republicans who are widely speculated to be launching a White House bid but have not yet entered.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also mentioned as a possible contender, but he officially announced recently that he has decided not to run.