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2022 South Carolina Senate Election

News coverage of the South Carolina Senate election. See the race between Krystle Matthews, and Tim Scott. Tim Scott has been the Senator from South Carolina since 2013. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our South Carolina election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

Top South Carolina Candidates

Democrat Candidate
Percentage of News: 9%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 33%
Center: 46%
46% of the news @kmforsenate interacts with on Twitter is Centrist
Republican Candidate
Percentage of News: 91%

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Krystle Matthews
Tim Scott

Latest 2022 South Carolina Senate Election News

Janet Yellen · Washington

Tim Scott delivers ‘stunning rebuke’ of Janet Yellen over Black abortion comments: ‘I am thankful to be here’

100% Right coverage: 7 sources
Conservatives praised Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., and skewered U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over an exchange they had during which Yellen claimed "low income" Black women benefit from abortion.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Tim Scott hits back at Joy Reid's criticism: 'She's saying a Black man cannot think for himself'

83% Right coverage: 6 sources
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R) joined "Fox & Friends" Thursday to discuss why he is not voting for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and responded to MSNBC host Joy Reid using race to attack him for the decision.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Scott: Left’s attacks on Clarence Thomas show Black conservatives are ‘greatest threat’ to Democrats

75% Right coverage: 4 sources
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, rushed to the defense of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as he faces a torrent of vitriol, including racial slurs, after voting to overturn Roe v. Wade. See the Story
US & Canada

Democrats Bruce, Matthews vie to face South Carolina’s Tim Scott

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
Catherine Fleming Bruce and state Rep. Krystle Matthews finished first and second in a June 14 Democratic primary that was fairly evenly divided among the three contenders, all Black women. The winner of Tuesday's runoff will face Scott. The rising GOP star and sole Black Republican in the Senate has raised $44 million for his reelection.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Tim Scott pushes back on ‘stunning’ Yellen argument that abortion helps single Black mothers

50% Right coverage: 4 sources
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Tuesday pushed back on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s recent argument that abortions would benefit single Black mothers in the future. See the Story
Krystle Matthews

SC Rep. Krystle Matthews responds to controversial call with inmate

Coverage: 2 sources
Rep. Krystle Matthews said she did not know she was speaking with an inmate. Matthews suggested illegal activities such as using drug money to fund campaigns. Matthews said that she hopes people will stop getting caught up on what she calls the little things and focus on addressing real change.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Tim Scott predicts GOP will flip House, Senate, says Republicans 'party of inclusion'

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., predicted that the GOP will flip control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 2022 midterms. Scott made his prediction while speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 2022 Road to Majority conference on Friday. The GOP senator also called the party the "party of inclusion" as well as "parents"See the Story
Tim Scott · South Carolina

Tim Scott will take on critical race theory and Biden's record in Reagan Library remarks

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate. Scott is participating in the Reagan Foundation & Institute's speaker series. His speech will take a shot at critical race theory and the New York Time's controversial 1619 Project. Scott will reportedly speak in favor of transparency in schools.See the Story
Tim Scott

Tim Scott warns against "teaching kids that they are oppressors"

Coverage: 2 sources
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is often mentioned as a prospective 2024 presidential candidate. He's also active in GOP efforts to attract more voters of color to the party. Scott will also call for energy independence, "a physical barrier on our southern border," and will take a swipe at the "The 1619 Project"See the Story
Krystle Matthews · Charleston

Lawmaker Krystle Matthews apologizes for recorded jail comments then criticizes Republicans

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Krystle Matthews publicly apologized for a number of expletive-laden comments she made in a jailhouse phone call leaked by a conservative activist group. A recording of the call was obtained by Project Veritas, which has a history of targeting and trying to embarrass liberal political opponents. In a hastily announced press conference on the Statehouse steps June 30, Matthews said she regretted the language she used.See the Story
Krystle Matthews · Charleston

State Rep. Krystle Matthews stands by prison phone call banter in recording leaked by Project Veritas

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
State Rep. Krystle Matthews made the comments on a February jailhouse call. An edited version of the call was released by right-wing activist group Project Veritas. The group has a reputation for trying to catch politicians, journalists, liberals and academics in compromising statements. It is unclear how the recording got in the hands of the group.See the Story
Krystle Matthews

U.S. Senate candidate Krystle Matthews addresses leaked audio

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
State Rep. Krystle Matthews (D-Berkeley) says the phone call was released intentionally. Matthews is facing fellow Democrat Catherine Fleming Bruce in Tuesday's primary runoff election. The winner of that runoff will face Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in November.See the Story
Tim Scott

Sen. Tim Scott, Ellen Weaver hold 'Road to the Runoff' rally on Monday

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Senator Tim Scott and education candidate Ellen Weaver plan to come together for a "runoff rally" Monday. See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 South Carolina Senate Election?

2022 South Carolina Senate Election often is covered by Right Media sources.
Center: 26%
Right: 52%

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