Republican U.S. Senator Tim Scott is running

Tim Scott, the lone Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, is seeking the 2024 presidential nomination, according to a filing with the U.S. election regulator on Friday. He represents South Carolina.

But Scott needs to drop his colorblindness and appeal directly to Black men who are increasingly attracted to the conservative movement, said Felecia Killings, a Black conservative and author.

The impoverished child of a single mother and the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, Scott often points to his personal story as proof that America remains a land of promise. 

A senior official said Scott will concentrate on buying ads in Iowa and New Hampshire. He has a war chest of $22 million.

He was appointed to Senate by former Governor Nikki Haley on December 17, 2012. 

Scott is 57.