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.
Did You Just Say "Black Republican"??? (12 photo)
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.
And he hangs out with Newt, at the "First in the South Presidentian Town Hall Series."
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.
Raised by a single mom. How is it possible that this guy is a republican?
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?
"I stand strongly in support of our Second Amendment rights," reads Scott's website.
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.
Scott Says Race Hasn't Factored into His Success.
Looks like he's pretty happy there.
I don't think he quite fits in.