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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

Political Highlights: Charleston County Council, 1995-2008; Republican nominee for S.C. Senate, 1996; S.C. House, 2009-10; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Sept. 19, 1965; North Charleston, S.C.
Residence: North Charleston
Religion: Christian
Family: Single
Education: Presbyterian College, attended 1983-84; Charleston Southern U., B.S. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation - Ranking Member); Energy & Natural Resources (Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Special Aging

Election History
2014generalTim Scott (R) 757,21561.1
Joyce Dickerson (D) 459,58337.1
Jill Bossi (X) 21,6521.7
2012generalTim Scott (R) 179,90862.0
Bobbie Rose (D) 103,55735.7
Keith Blandford (LIBERT) 6,3342.2
2010generalTim Scott (R) 152,75565.4
Ben Frasier (D) 67,00828.7
Rob Groce (WFM) 4,1481.8
Robert Dobbs (GREEN) 3,3691.4
Keith Blandford (LIBERT) 2,7501.2
Jimmy Wood (INDC) 2,4891.1
M.E. McCullough (UC) 1,0130.4
Roll Call Vitals


South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Sen. Tim Scott has the 40th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.