Today, 1st Congressional District hopeful Tim Scott will be getting some high-powered Republican help. Former U.S. Speaker of the House, author and political pundit Newt Gingrich will be at a fundraiser for Scott at 3 p.m. in Charleston. The cost: $500 to $2,000.
Scott defeated Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond, son of Strom Thurmond and now he is highly favored to win in this conservative district. Scott is the favorite to win Nov. 2.
His opponents in November are Democrat Ben Frasier, Libertarian Keith Blandford, Green Party candidate Robert Dobbs of the Green Party, M.E. McCullough of the United Citizens Party and Independent Jimmy Wood.