Senator Tim Scott South Carolina, which tried to carve a space for itself in the Republican presidential field with a hopeful message built on his life story — the son of a single mother, he rose from poverty to become the only Black Republican in the Senate — announced on Sunday that he was suspending his campaign.

“I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘Not now, Tim,’” Mr. Scott said on Sunday evening on Trey Gowdy’s program on Fox News. “I don’t think they’re saying, Trey, ‘No.’ But I do think they’re saying, ‘Not now.’”

Mr. Scott He has said that he will not endorse any other candidate for the election. Republican Primary race “The best way for me to be helpful is to not weigh in,” He also dismissed the idea that he could serve as someone else’s running mate. He also brushed off the idea that he could serve as someone else’s running mate. “Being vice president has never been on my to-do list,” He said.

Mr. Scott’s decision was in many ways unsurprising: He has struggled in polls and with recent fund-raising, and would have had to hit a new threshold of 80,000 donors as well as a higher number in public opinion surveys in order to qualify for Next debate sponsored by the Republican National Committee will be held on December.

Mr. Scott A person with knowledge of the event said that Gowdy did the Fox News interview in a studio at his house and informed his staff by phone after the conversation. Three people who are familiar with the issue said that several staffers learned of the suspension from television watching.

Mr. Scott You can also read about the following: canceled events in Iowa over the weekendHis campaign claimed he was suffering from the flu. He began his campaign on Sunday. a cryptic message on XTwitter was a social media platform that used Proverbs. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

It is a sign of how frozen this campaign was for The following are some of the ways to get in touch with us. Republican Nomination has been made for The four criminal indictments against Mr. Trump have only helped to bolster his vote base. Scott’s apparent departure on Sunday night caused little stir.

Mr. ScottThe first Black Republican The first senator from the South to be elected since Reconstruction entered the race with a message that was far more optimistic than the often apocalyptic tone of many in the Republican The field includes Mr. Trump

What Mr. Scott’s brand of sunny optimism found no traction in the modern G.O.P., where the impulse among the party’s core voters, encouraged by Mr. Trump, is to be combative. He found himself in a race against other candidates to be the party’s top official. Republican Nikki Haley is a South Carolinian who was formerly the governor of her state. Ron DeSantis, Florida.

Mr. Scott He began his campaign with a $22 million war chest, a sizeable sum that gave him financial strength. He spent millions on TV ads to boost his candidacy. However, his poll numbers were stagnant and he failed to produce a breakthrough moment on the campaign trails.

The super PAC that supports him, fueled with $30 million in donations from Larry Ellison the co-founder of Oracle in 2022, announced mid-October, after no progress, that it would be closing its doors. for Mr. ScottThe company was canceling millions of dollars’ worth of TV ad reservations. for Fall months.

Mr. Scott’s momentum appeared to take a hit after the first presidential primary debate, when he was criticized for Mr. Hess is reluctant to get involved. Mr. Scott The third debate was only narrowly successful in increasing polling and donor thresholds. It also stuck to the same talking points.

He also had no interest in attacking Donald Trump. And the former president wasn’t interested in attacking Mr. Scott He told his aides he was a fan of the South Carolina Senator and would only say good things about him.

The most memorable moments of Mr. Scott’s campaign came near the end, at last week’s debate in Miami. The senator appeared with his girlfriend, who later confirmed that she was his girlfriend.

The after-debate revelation attracted more attention than the onstage performance.