U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, addresses a gathering of S.C. investors, developers, business and civic leaders in Columbia during a summit about new federal legislation aimed at helping revitalizing poor communities across the U.S.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, addresses a gathering of S.C. investors, developers, business and civic leaders in Columbia during a summit about new federal legislation aimed at helping revitalizing poor communities across the U.S. Tom Barton tbarton@thestate.com
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, addresses a gathering of S.C. investors, developers, business and civic leaders in Columbia during a summit about new federal legislation aimed at helping revitalizing poor communities across the U.S. Tom Barton tbarton@thestate.com

Tom Barton covers South Carolina politics for The State. He has spent more than a decade covering local governments and politicians in Iowa and South Carolina, and has won awards from the S.C. Press Association and Iowa Newspaper Association for public service and feature writing.