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Tim Scott defends quiet debate performance: ‘Loudest voices too often say too little’

RYE, N.H. – Sen. Tim Scott was anything but the loudest voice at the first Republican presidential nomination debate, but that’s just fine with the conservative lawmaker from South Carolina.

“The loudest voices too often say too little,” Scott said in a Fox News interview this past week in what was a clear jab at some of his rivals for the GOP nomination.

Scott, a rising star in the GOP, has been spotlighting an uplifting conservative message as he seeks his party’s presidential nomination. And because he mostly avoided the numerous verbal fistfights at the first debate on Aug. 23, he rarely enjoyed the glare of the primetime spotlight.

As Fox News reported last month, his campaign’s shelling out $8 million to run ads in the early voting states, with a Scott-aligned super PAC dishing out $40 million to run spots.

Sources in Scott’s political orbit tout that the senator “has the message and the resources to stay competitive” in the months leading up to the start of the presidential nominating calendar.

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Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire. 

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