South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has selected freshman Republican Rep. Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate seat that Jim DeMint is vacating. Scott, 47, will become the first African-American GOP senator in more than 30 years. Here's a look back at his career.
He hangs out with Mitt: South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott (left) directs a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Charleston, December 17, 2011.
Buddy Buddy with Michele Bachmann at a town hall series event hosted by Rep. Tim Scott at Trident Technical College.
In a section of his website headlined as "Defending traditional values," Scott explains that he is "unapologetically pro-life," will "fight for religious freedoms," and support "traditional marriage." The institution of marriage, says Scott, "is the unity of one man and one woman.
When Scott was struggling in school, he met evangelical conservative John Moniz, who was a manager at a local Chick-fil-A, where Scott would go to "get french fries all the time," Scott has said. Are you sure it wasn't chicken?
Tim Scott (R-S.C.) takes a turn in a flight simulator for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on the hanger deck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant.