Why Is Tim Scott Suddenly on a Black-Revival Tour?

The Senate Republican, who shunned the Congressional Black Caucus, may be looking for some black support back home.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Given that path, there’s doubt that Scott is so much speaking off the cuff as he is scanning South Carolina’s electoral battlefield. At the very least, Scott wants to ensure the winning margins are wide when he takes his victory lap on Nov. 4.  

Charles D. Ellison is a veteran political strategist and frequent contributor to The Root. He is also Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Tribune and chief political correspondent for Uptown magazine. Follow him on Twitter.