Tim Scott
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Republican presidential contender Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announced on Sunday night that he has dropped out of the 2024 GOP primary.

Scott made the announcement on Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy”

“I love America more today than I did on May 22nd, but when I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign,” Scott told Gowdy. “I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘Not now, Tim.’”

Scott also indicated in the interview that he wasn't looking to endorse one of his former rivals at this time.

"I’m going to recommend that the voters study each candidate and their candidacies and frankly, their past and make a decision for the future of the country," Scott said. "The best way for me to be helpful is to not weigh in on who they should endorse."

Scott launched his candidacy this past May. The Hill noted that over the summer, Scott showed some signs of momentum in early state polling briefly, but was unable to capitalize on that momentum during the Republican presidential debates.

His announcement came days after the third Republican debate. Scott is the second Republican candidate to drop out of the race, after former Vice President Mike Pence withdrew in late October.