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First Black Senator Gets Elected to First Full Term – Surprise He’s a Republican!

Tim Scott

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott has won his first full term. He’s the first black senator since Reconstruction.

Scott defeated Democrat Thomas Dixon, a community activist and pastor.

Scott, 51, became the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina in 2013 when Governor Nikki Haley appointed him to the seat after the resignation of Senator Jim DeMint.

Scott received the check mark with only 11% reporting. He currently has 62% of the vote to Dixon’s 36%.

Bill Bledsoe from the Constitution party surprisingly has 2%.

Comments

14 Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Wrong!
    Edward M Brooke R Mass elected 1966.

  2. Delmer says:

    How about Edward Brooke

  3. Robert says:

    Edward Brooke of Massachusetts was a black Republican Senator in the 1960’s

  4. Rob says:

    He’s not the first black senator since reconstruction. Who wrote this claim? And his opponent was black, too. You guys won’t get any respect if you simply post untrue junk blog-style. And you won’t get any revenue from it, either.

  5. myer says:

    He is the first elected African America Senator If You dont count Ed Brooke, Carol Moseley Braun, and Barack Obama but who’s counting?

  6. Ernie says:

    i wish they would quit bringing the race card into everything. It doesn’t matter what race or color his skin is. I am glad he won, even if Daryl Glenn, also black, didn’t win in Colorado sad to say. This whole race thing is of the enemy.

  7. RDavid says:

    *** America’, “Please join with me ‘To humbly, Honor, Thank, and Praise, Our CREATOR’, “The Giver of All Good Gifts and Graces’, for, “HE’, has answered the Prayer’s and pleadings of Our Multitudes of Christ-Servants, of all religions of Our Nation.” Our God has provided Mercy, and Forgiveness to Our Republic, in a frame, form, and manner, that, ” Honors, ‘Our One Nation Under GOD’, ‘Our Founder’s’, ‘Our People, of all stripe’s and otherness-es’, with-in Our-> “ONE NATION UNDER GOD.”
    *** AS the VOICE of “We The People”, has been ‘SHOUTED Aloud’, throughout our republic, from ‘Border to Border, and Sea to Shining Sea’, that , “The Constitution, Bill of Right’s, and Our Declaration of Independence’, are the PILLAR’S of Americas Strength and Unity, that ENSURE, “The FREEDOM’S of Our United States of America, are the Hallmark of This Great Nation, and Blessed by God, produced by Our Founders, while being, “Preserved, Protected, and Defended’, by Our Military’s,’Air, Ground and Sea, with Courage, Endurance, Strength, Valor, and Loyalty, since June 14, 1775.”
    *** Now comes the time for a “CALL to Prayer’, of ‘Our newly Elected Executive Leadership”, “To “RIGHT the Path of Our Country”, to, “JOIN the Three Branches of Our Government”, to, employ their Allegiance’s to their Oath’s of Office, to, “Heal the wounds and Uphold Our Principles of Moral’s, Value’s, and Ethic’s” in their “CHARGE, with transparent ACCOUNTABILITY”, … to … “MAKE AMERICA STRONG AGAIN”. Amen And Amen
    “CONGRATULATION’S, Honorable ‘Senator’, Tim Scott “(R-SC).

  8. Dirk says:

    Actually, the distinction of the first black American elected to the Senate belongs to Ed Brooke, elected to the Senate from Massachusetts in 1966. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Brooke

  9. Steve says:

    Blanche Kelso Bruce was the first black Senator to serve a full 6-year term. He was also a Republican, but he left office in 1881.

  10. Terry says:

    Wow, Call out this mans color of his skin proves we are still raciest. Who cares, Call him out for something he’s done that makes him worthy of the seat would be the recognition he deserves, not because he a different color person.

  11. Bill says:

    Why do you think he is the first black Senator? There were several before him, including the current President. Total misinformation. http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/history/h_multi_sections_and_teasers/Photo_Exhibit_African_American_Senators.htm

  12. David says:

    Please explain this then?:

    From Wikipedia

    Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate.[note 1] He was elected to the Senate as a Republican from Massachusetts, defeating former Massachusetts governor Democrat Endicott Peabody in a landslide. He served for two terms, and was defeated by Paul Tsongas in 1978.[1]

  13. Jesse says:

    LIBERALS hate a Black who does not have their heads up LIBERAL’S Backsides at all times so naturally they HATE this man.

  14. Michelle says:

    What about Edward Brooke? Brooke served as a United States Senator for two terms, from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1979. Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate.

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