U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will campaign on behalf of injured Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington as Arrington continues to recover from a car wreck.
The State newspaper reports that Scott approached Arrington’s campaign to appear for her at campaign events. Scott had implied he would appear at events for his friend during a press conference outside the Medical University of South Carolina several days after Arrington was badly injured in a head-on collision.
A wrongway driver ran into a car in which Arrington was a passenger on June 22, just a week after she beat incumbent U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in the Republican primary. The other driver was killed, while Arrington’s driver was also hospitalized with serious injuries.
Scott previously represented South Carolina’s First District from 2011 until 2013 when then-Gov. Nikki Haley appointed him to fill the seat of former Sen. Jim DeMint who stepped down.
Sanford went onto win the special election to replace Scott.
Arrington is a first-term state representative who will face Democrat Joe Cunningham, a Charleston attorney, in November.
She will speak to reporters on Friday afternoon for the first time since her crash.