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Senator Tim Scott announced his 2024 Presidential election campaign in Charleston | USA TODAY

He instated “opportunity” zones which give businesses tax breaks for investing in economically distressed areas.

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Scott will join an expanding field of GOP contenders looking to knock out Donald Trump, the former president who remains a muscular frontrunner despite qualms that he isn't the best to challenge President Joe Biden.

But Scott and his team see this race as a marathon, and exude a confidence based on a combination of his biography and fundraising despite hovering at roughly 2% in primary polls.

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