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Tim Scott Launches $14 Million Outreach to Black and Hispanic Voters for Trump

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Tim Scott Launches $14 Million Outreach to Black and Hispanic Voters for Trump

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has announced a $14 million initiative to attract black and Hispanic voters in key battleground states to support former President Donald Trump. 

The outreach effort, is headed by the Great Opportunity PAC, aims to influence crucial demographics as the election approaches.

Tim Scott, who suspended his GOP presidential campaign last November, unveiled the campaign by the Great Opportunity PAC, a conservative super PAC established in December 2023. 

Despite the $14 million pledge, the PAC’s current funds stand at around $50,000, according to the latest FEC filings. 

The source of the promised $14 million has not been disclosed, and a representative for Scott did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment on the funding.

Funding Allocation

Of the $14 million budget, $9 million will be dedicated to voter contact, $4.7 million to media, and the remainder to research, data, and operations.

Tim Scott and other elected officials are expected to promote the initiative, targeting states like Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Scott emphasized the potential for a political shift among black and Hispanic voters, citing an undercurrent of conservatism in these communities. 

A source close to Scott’s plan noted, “There was always an undercurrent of conservatism in the black community, especially in social and faith spaces.”

An ABC News/Ipsos poll last month showed 74% of black voters supporting President Joe Biden, down from 87% in 2020. 

Meanwhile, 13% supported Trump, with the rest supporting other candidates.

The Biden campaign is actively working to counter the narrative of losing support among black voters, with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris engaging in direct outreach efforts.

The Biden campaign criticized Scott’s initiative, with senior spokesperson Sarafina Chitika stating, “President Biden is on the campaign trail, showing up himself to earn, not ask for, black Americans’ support. That is what leadership looks like.”

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