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Sen. Tim Scott says he is not plotting a presidential bid — despite what his book says

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina says he is not prepping a presidential marketing campaign — even when his new book appears to counsel that’s precisely what he’s planning.

The Republican’s new memoir options the revelation in small print on the copyright web page, alongside technical language concerning the Library of Congress catalog.

It says: “Senator Scott is a rising star who sees and understands the importance of bipartisanship to move America forward. This book is a political memoir that includes his core messages as he prepares to make a presidential bid in 2022.”

The Post and Courier newspaper requested Mr. Scott — who delivered the GOP response to President Biden’s tackle to Congress in 2021 — if meaning he has determined to launch a 2024 bid.

“I have not,” he instructed the newspaper. “That’s fascinating that that’s the copy on the book.”

Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, instructed the Post and Courier that it takes sole duty for the printed error within the book, which will likely be corrected forward of a nationwide book launch in two weeks.

Mr. Scott mentioned he is centered on his reelection marketing campaign this November and that the book titled, “America. A Redemption Story,” is about his life.

“It certainly is my opportunity to share my story — the pain and the promise of my story — with the American people without any question,” Mr. Scott mentioned. “I hope that it goes beyond the borders of South Carolina, but it is absolutely not the beginning of a presidential election.”

Mr. Scott has spoken prior to now about rising up in working-class poverty — his mother labored lengthy hours to make ends meet — and discovering his approach to Congress.

Previously a House member, Mr. Scott is one among 11 Black Americans to have served within the U.S. Senate and the primary from South Carolina.

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