Senator Tim Scott is set to endorse former President Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire on Friday evening, according to a source familiar with the plans.
Scott would be the latest of his former Republican presidential rivals to endorse Trump, following Vivek Ramaswamy’s decision to drop out of the 2024 race and endorse Trump after the Iowa caucuses. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum also recently endorsed Trump.
But Scott, a South Carolina senator, has been awarded a bigger prize ahead of his home state’s Feb. 24 primary. He is backing Trump over former Gov. Nikki Haley, who appointed him to the Senate seat in 2012 before Scott won re-election. sat on the chair many times by himself.
Trump was also endorsed by Senator Lindsey Graham, RSC, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and three Republican members of the state’s US House of Representatives. Haley’s only congressional endorsement came from RSC representative Ralph Norman.
Haley and Scott had spoken on the phone since he left the race In November, a source familiar with the calls previously told NBC News that Scott was backing her, though not publicly.