POLITICS

Tim Scott Re-Elected To The Senate In 2014 Race Against Joyce Dickerson

Republican Tim Scott was re-elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Scott defeated Democrat Joyce Dickerson.

Scott became a senator in 2013, when Sen. Jim DeMint (R) resigned. He was appointed to fill DeMint's Senate seat by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R). At the time, he was only the fifth African-American ever to hold a U.S. Senate seat. With his victory on Tuesday, Scott officially became the first black senator to be elected by popular vote in the South. He'll now finish out DeMint's term, set to end in 2016.

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