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Tim Scott

Tim Scott is one of three African Americans currently serving in the United States Senate. He is the first African American senator from the state of South Carolina, the first black Republican elected to the Senate since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts in 1966, and the first elected from the South since 1881, four years after the end of Reconstruction. Tim was also the first Republican African American Congressman elected from South Carolina since 1897 and since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And he is the first African American elected to both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate since P. B. S. Pinchback.