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For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

And, given his name recognition and incumbent status, the South Carolina Republican has been able to rely less on campaigning and more on the visibility that accompanies his official duties.

In the waning weeks of the general election, Scott's public appearances have focused primarily on the official business of being a senator. In the coming week, he kicks off a series of workshops to help the state's veterans find civilian jobs.

This marks South Carolina's first-ever U.S. Senate contest between two black major-party candidates. Experts say his strong position allows Scott to save his multimillion-dollar war chest for a likely full-term run in two years.


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