Trump Campaign Announces More Than 30 New Endorsements in South Carolina

November 25, 2023

New Endorsers include 6 State Legislators who previously endorsed Tim Scott; Trump Leads All Candidates in South Carolina Endorsements with over 80 


North Charleston, SC – Today, President Donald J. Trump expanded his South Carolina Leadership Team to over 80 current and former Republican officials endorsing his campaign, including some who previously supported Senator Tim Scott. President Trump has the most endorsements of any candidate running for President, including more South Carolina legislators than all opposing candidates combined. Today’s announcement is in addition to the more than 250 grassroots leaders who endorsed President Trump in South Carolina in June. 


“South Carolina saw its best years under President Trump and the McMaster-Evette Administration,” said State Senator and Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Chairman Ronnie Cromer. “Tim Scott is a dear friend, and now that he is out of the race, I strongly urge South Carolina’s voters to join me in rallying behind President Trump.” 


“After supporting South Carolina’s own beloved Senator Tim Scott, I am excited today to wholeheartedly endorse President Trump as the best candidate to defeat Joe Biden in 2024,” said State Representative and House Ways & Means Chairman Bruce Bannister. “He is a proven leader who will turn around the economy, protect our border and make America energy independent once again.” 


The latest endorsements include the following legislators who previously endorsed U.S. Senator Tim Scott: 


State Senator Ronnie Cromer, Chairman, Banking and Insurance Committee 

State Representative Bruce Bannister, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee 

State Representative Jeff Johnson, Chairman, Legislative Oversight Committee 

State Representative Weston Newton, Chairman, Judiciary Committee 

State Representative Brandon Cox 

State Representative Mark Smith 


President Trump’s South Carolina Leadership Team: 


Governor Henry McMaster 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham 

Lt. Governor Pamela Evette 

Attorney General Alan Wilson 

Treasurer Curtis Loftis 

Secretary of State Mark Hammond 

U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) 

U.S. Representative William Timmons (SC-04) 

U.S. Representative Russell Fry (SC-07) 

State Senator Ronnie Cromer, Chairman, Banking and Insurance Committee 

State Representative Murrell Smith, Jr., Speaker of the House 

State Representative Davey Hiott, Majority Leader 

State Representative Bruce Bannister, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee 

State Representative Jeff Johnson, Chairman, House Legislative Oversight Committee 

State Representative Jay Jordan, Jr., Chairman, House Ethics Committee 

State Representative Patrick Haddon, Chairman, House Operations and Management Committee 

State Representative Weston Newton, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee 

State Representative Bill Sandifer III, Chairman, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 

State Representative Thomas Beach 

State Representative Mike Burns 

State Representative Bill Chumley 

State Representative Brandon Cox 

State Representative Heather Ammons Crawford 

State Representative Cal Forrest, Jr. 

State Representative Daniel Gibson 

State Representative Doug Gilliam 

State Representative Val Guest, Jr. 

State Representative Kevin Hardee 

State Representative Stewart Jones 

State Representative Jay Kilmartin 

State Representative Randy Ligon 

State Representative Phillip Lowe 

State Representative Cody Mitchell 

State Representative David O’Neal 

State Representative Melissa Lackey Oremus 

State Representative Robby Robbins 

State Representative Mark Smith 

State Representative David Vaughan 

State Representative Jay West 

Sheriff Don Reynolds, Laurens County 

Sheriff Chuck Wright, Spartanburg County 

Treasurer Sheila Carpenter, Cherokee County 

Treasurer Jim Eckstrom, Lexington County 

Treasurer Jason Goings, Aiken County 

Treasurer Randy Roberts, Kershaw County 

Treasurer Mike Skinner, Jasper County 

Auditor Charles Barton, Aiken County 

Auditor Angie Suggs, Darlington County 

Auditor Ryan Thomas, Cherokee County 

Coroner Paul Brouthers, Dorchester County 

Court Clerk Scott Suggs, Darlington County 

Shanda Allen, Horry County School Board, District 11 

Sherri Taunton, Spartanburg County School Board, District 5 

Councilman Tom Audette, York County 

Councilwoman Beth Carigg, Chairwoman, Lexington County 

Councilman Danny Feagin, Aiken County 

Councilman Verd Odom, Marlboro County 

Councilman Thomas Reitz, Beaufort County 

Councilman Alex Saitta, Pickens County 

Councilman Andrew Siders, Vice Chairman, Aiken County 

Councilwoman Annie Smith, Union County 

Councilman Stan Tzouvelekas, Greenville County 

Former Councilman John Carigg, Lexington County 

Mayor Rocky Burgess, Williamston 

Mayor Chris Gray, Tega Cay 

Mayor Kimberly Williams, New Ellenton 

Mayor Juston Ricard, Springdale 

Former Mayor Mark McBride, Myrtle Beach 

Councilman Al Allen, Myrtle Beach 

Councilman Lee Cole, Williamston 

Councilman Jimmy Davis, Mayor Pro Tem, Pickens 

Councilman Michael Kellems, Aiken 

Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC Ret. 

The Honorable Ed McMullen, Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein 

Former Lt. Governor André Bauer 

Former Secretary of State Jim Miles 

Former Adjutant General Bob Livingston 

Former US Attorney Peter McCoy 

Former State Senator Jake Knotts 

Former State Representative and House Education Committee Chair Rita Allison 

Former State Representative Katie Arrington 

Former State Representative Mike Ryhal 

Former Councilman Harry Griffin, Charleston 

Former Councilman Randall Wallace, Myrtle Beach