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South Carolina representative Tim Scott is emerging as a GOP power broker after he brought presidential candidate Rick Perry to his coastal South Carolina town.

Perry saw firsthand the love that Scott’s supporters have for the house freshman.

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That Mr. Scott is emerging as a power broker in the South Carolina Republican primary says much about the trajectory of his career and influence since being elected to Congress last year on the leading edge of the Tea Partywave. Along with three fellow Republican freshmen in the House from South Carolina — one of the most concentrated manifestations of the conservative populism that has reshaped the party — Mr. Scott has shown he can help advance his agenda in Congress and is now flexing his muscles in presidential politics as well.

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