South Carolina senator to keynote Broward GOP dinner

160311_metro03Congressman Tim Scott will be the featured speaker at the Broward GOP Lincoln Day Dinner on March 12 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale.

“I am excited to announce that South Carolina Senator Tim Scott will be the featured speaker at our Broward GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, March 12th at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale  Marina,” Broward County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Robert Sutton said in a statement.

“Senator Scott endorsed Marco Rubio for president last month which was pivotal to Marco’s success in the South Carolina primary. The two of them have worked together in the U.S. Senate to expand the opportunities of the American Dream for everybody

Scott went from a single working-parent household in poverty to the United States Senate.

After serving 12 years on the Charleston County Council and one term in the South Carolina General Assembly, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 with Tea Party endorsement – the first Republican African-American Congressman from that state since 1897.

In 2013, he was named by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint and was victorious in a special election for the final two years of DeMint’s second term becoming the first African-American senator elected from the South since 1881

Others on program
The March 12 program will feature remarks by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, State Rep. George Moraitis, State Rep. and Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia, Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day, National Committeeman Peter Feaman and candidates for local, state and federal office.

In a statement, Scott said: “I am excited to join so many conservative grassroots leaders in Broward County. It is because of the hard work of conservatives at the local level that Republicans control the House and the Senate and ultimately will win the White House in November.”

The VIP and general reception begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $225 for general and $325 for VIP and may be purchased at


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