Tim Scott-aligned super PAC pulls plug on ads as senator’s 2024 GOP presidential campaign struggles
A super PAC aligned with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, has announced that it will no longer purchase ads to support his 2024 presidential campaign. According to a recent report by Politico, the organization created by Scott to help him raise money for his White House bid, the New Frontier PAC, has suspended its ad-buying program “due to fundraising constraints and circumstances beyond its control.”
The move signals a shift in Scott’s campaign, which thus far has failed to gain much traction among GOP primary voters. The PAC had been spending heavily on ads in early voting states, including Iowa and South Carolina, and had launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign in February.
While the PAC’s announcement indicates a change in direction for Scott’s presidential ambitions, he is still actively campaigning for the GOP nomination. He recently held several small fundraising events, and appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he spoke about the need for unity within the Republican Party.
It remains to be seen how Scott will be able to continue his campaign without the support of the New Frontier PAC. The organization’s decision to cease their ad-buying program leaves Scott largely dependent on his own resources, along with the limited funds of small donors who are supporting him. It will now be up to Scott to leverage these resources to build momentum and gain ground in the 2024 GOP presidential race.