The Tea Party News Network reported this Tuesday night:
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has been called the winner in this special election to retain the Senate seat to which he was appointed in January 2013 after then Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation. The election was called early with Scott crushing his opponent, Democrat Joyce Dickerson, 52% to 46%, according to Fox News.
When Scott was appointed, he became the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. His defeat over Democrat opponent Randall Young helps Republicans in their quest to gain control over the Senate.
During a speech at Howard University, an historically black college, Scott talked about the challenge of being a black Republican. He said, “Part of the challenge of being a black Republican anywhere is that you start off with people walking in with chips on their shoulder trying to figure out what is wrong with you. I hope that people will judge me on my agenda, what I say, and how I vote.” It appears that the people of South Carolina have spoken and are supportive of the votes that Scott has made with his re-election.
The result was 61-37. He won by a bigger margin than Lindsay Graham did in the other Senate race.
Let’s see what he is all about, although I blogged about him before:
I am a strong supporter of our traditional conservative values. I believe that government should be protecting our right to religious freedom, not assaulting it.
I am strongly pro-life, supporting the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Since Roe vs. Wade, more than 50 million Americans have never had the opportunity to touch our soil, and that is a tremendous tragedy.
As a cosponsor of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, I have also been steadfast in supporting efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s intrusion on American’s religious beliefs. Government is already overreaching into our homes and businesses; it can’t be allowed to do the same with our faith.
The people of South Carolina have voted overwhelmingly to protect the traditional definition of marriage, and I stand with their decision.
I regard all life as sacred, and am proud of our values and traditions. For this reason I am committed to protecting the unborn and continuing to take a stand in defending traditional and religious values.
I think when Christians have a candidate like this, they need to get out to the polls and vote. This guy is the perfect candidate for Christians.
UPDATE: Three black Republicans - one Senator, and two House representatives, were elected. ALL are pro-life.