The Scott-aligned super PAC, True Valor, has decided to pull the plug on its advertising efforts on behalf of Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) 2024 GOP presidential bid. The move follows reports that Scott’s presidential campaign has stalled in its early stages due to low fundraising and a lack of political support from Republican voters and party insiders. The decision to halt its ad blitz is the latest setback for Scott, a prominent social conservative and prominent African American lawmaker in the GOP.
True Valor launched the TV spots earlier that month hoping to bolster Scott’s White House prospects in key states such as Iowa and South Carolina. Though the super PAC managed to raise close to $800,000, its efforts failed to translate into a bump in the polls for the South Carolina senator. Additionally, a national survey released by the Wall Street Journal-NBC News showed that only 3 percent of GOP voters said they had a “very positive” impression of Scott’s presidential candidacy.
It is unclear whether True Valor’s decision is related to a lack of resources or indicates a broader problem with Scott’s presidential campaign. However, it is a clear sign that Scott’s prospects for the Republican nomination are not looking good at this point. Without the support of major donors and the party, his campaign may be doomed to failure.