Republican Sen. Tim Scott drops out of race for president

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president on Sunday night, further narrowing a candidate field led by former president Donald Trump.

“I am suspending my campaign,” Scott said in a Fox News interview on Sunday. “I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been clear that they’re telling me not now, Tim.”

“I’m going to respect the voters,” Scott went on, “and I’m going to hold on and keep working really hard, and I look forward to another opportunity.”

The junior senator for South Carolina, Scott, 58, has been in office since 2013. Despite his experience, his campaign failed to ever gain any significant traction, polling at 2.5% in Real Clear Politics’ latest poll, well behind both the first- and second-tier candidates in the Republican primary.

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