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[The above photo is of me and Tim Scott.]

[The above picture is of me and two of Tim Scott’s aides (Brandon Rowland on the left in the white shirt and Dan Asdot on the right in the blue shirt).]

As many of you are aware, Tim Scott has been campaigning hard for many months to become the US congressman to represent South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. Mr. Scott has recently endured a grueling primary battle in order to win the Republican nomination; however, there is a lot more to this man than just politics.

Mr. Scott has a very inspirational life story and has had to overcome a lot of hurdles in his life. He grew up in the projects of North Charleston and was raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to keep him and his brother off of welfare. Scott was failing out of high school until he found a mentor by the name of John Moniz (a local Chick-fil-A owner who told Tim that, “You can think your way out of poverty”). He then went on to become a successful businessman, a thirteen year member of the Charleston County Council, and a member of the SC State Legislature–all before finally running for congress in 2010.

Well, on Tuesday night, Tim Scott’s tenacity paid off because he made history by being elected the first African-American Republican US congressman to represent SC since Reconstruction.

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