Tim Scott to endorse Trump at rally in New Hampshire Friday evening

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Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is endorsing former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican nomination race, Fox News confirmed on Friday.

Scott, who in November ended his own run for the White House, will formally announce his support for Trump when he appears alongside the former president at a rally Friday evening in Concord, New Hampshire, sources with knowledge of the matter told Fox News.

Both Trump, who's the commanding front-runner in the GOP nomination race, and former U. N. ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the senator in recent days as they both tried to secure Scott's endorsement, sources confirm.

While Scott's presidential campaign failed to ignite, he remains very popular with Republican primary voters and his endorsement has been heavily coveted by the remaining GOP candidates.

As Scott ended his presidential bid, he made clear that he had no immediate plans to support another candidate. But sources in his political orbit told Fox News at the time that the senator remained open to backing a candidate.

Scott's backing of Trump, whom the senator rarely criticized on the campaign trail during his White House run, is the latest major endorsement for the former president in the state that holds the first Southern primary in the GOP nomination race.

The state's Feb. 24 Republican presidential primary is the next major contest in the Republican schedule following Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. The contest is winner-take-all, which means the victor in the Palmetto State will capture all 50 Republican delegates at stake.... (Read more)