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Republican Scott increases staff and resources in Iowa amid struggling presidential campaign, says Reuters.

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Republican Senator Tim Scott Boosts Staff and Resources in Iowa for Presidential Campaign

U.S. Senator Tim Scott Bolsters Campaign Amidst Republican Primaries

U.S. Senator Tim Scott is taking action to revitalize his campaign as he vies for the Republican 2024 presidential nomination. With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, Scott is ramping up his efforts in the early voting state by increasing his staff and reallocating resources.

Trump’s Dominance in Iowa Encourages Competitors

While former President Donald Trump remains the frontrunner for the Republican primaries, there are signs of vulnerability among Iowa’s influential evangelical voters. Scott, along with other contenders like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, aims to capitalize on this opening.

“Wide-Open” Evangelical Lane Sparks Scott’s Campaign Strategy

Recognizing the potential in the evangelical lane, Scott’s campaign recently announced plans to double their staff in Iowa and increase advertising spend in the midwestern state. Additionally, Scott will be traveling to Iowa every week leading up to the January vote, demonstrating his commitment to the state.

DeSantis Takes a Similar Approach to Iowa

Scott’s strategy mirrors that of Governor Ron DeSantis, who has also redirected resources to Iowa in a do-or-die attempt to secure the nomination. With one-third of his campaign staff now stationed in Iowa and a $2 million TV ad buy planned, DeSantis is determined to make a strong showing in the caucuses.

Scott’s Struggle Against Trump and DeSantis

While DeSantis faces challenges from Trump’s relentless attacks and missteps of his own, Scott has encountered difficulties gaining traction in the race. As the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, Scott has campaigned on a message of optimism but has struggled to compete against the more aggressive approaches of Trump and DeSantis.

Haley Emerges as a Competitor

Scott has also faced competition from former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who has made a strong impression in debates. Haley is now vying with DeSantis for donors and voters, positioning herself as a leading alternative to Trump.

Scott’s Support Among Republicans

According to recent Reuters/Ipsos polling, Scott currently enjoys 2% support among Republicans. As the campaign intensifies, Scott’s increased presence in Iowa and his efforts to connect with evangelical voters may boost his standing in the polls.