Below is from FNC Chad Pergram
Urgent: Scott to become first African American GOP senator since 1979
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Members of the South Carolina Congressional delegation have been invited to joint Gov. Nikki Haley (R) for her announcement at noon.
There have only been five African American senators in U.S. History. The last was President Obama. Scott would be the sixth.
The last African American Republican was Sen. Ed Brooke (R-MA) who served two terms in the 1960s and 1970s.
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