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Tim Scott
addition to his political career, Scott owns an insurance agency, Tim Scott Allstate, and worked as a financial adviser. Scott ran in a February 1995 special

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Tim ScottUnited States Senator
from South CarolinaIncumbentAssumed office
January 2, 2013[1]
Serving with Lindsey GrahamPreceded byJim DeMintMember of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st districtIn office
January 3, 2011 – January 2, 2013Preceded byHenry E. Brown Jr.Succeeded byMark SanfordMember of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 117th districtIn office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011Preceded byTom DantzlerSucceeded byBill CrosbyMember of the Charleston County Council
from the 3rd districtIn office
February 8, 1995 – January 3, 2009Preceded byKeith SummeySucceeded byElliott Summey Personal detailsBornTimothy Eugene Scott
(1965-09-19) September 19, 1965 (age 53)
North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.Political partyRepublicanEducationPresbyterian College
Charleston Southern University (BS)WebsiteSenate website

Timothy Eugene Scott (born September 19, 1965) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from South Carolina since 2013. Appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to replace the retiring Jim DeMint, he later won a special election in 2014 and was elected to a full term in 2016. A member of the Republican Party, Scott was endorsed for the Senate by Tea Party groups.[2][3]

In 2010, Scott was elected to the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's 1st congressional district, where he served from 2011 to 2013. Previously, Scott served one term (from 2009 to 2011) in the South Carolina General Assembly and served on the Charleston County council from 1996 to 2008.[3][4]

Since January 2017,[update] Scott has been one of three African-Americans in the U.S. Senate, along with Democrats Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California. He is the first African-American senator from the state of South Carolina, the first African-American senator to be elected from the southern United States since 1881 (four years after the end of the Reconstruction Era), and the first African-American Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate since Edward Brooke departed in 1979.[5][6][7] He was the first Republican African-American U.S. Representative from South Carolina since 1897.[8]

Contents
  • 1 Early life, education, and business career
  • 2 Charleston County Council (1995–2008)
    • 2.1 Elections
    • 2.2 Tenure
  • 3 South Carolina House of Representatives (2009–2011)
    • 3.1 Elections
    • 3.2 Tenure
  • 4 United States House of Representatives (2011–2013)
    • 4.1 Elections
    • 4.2 Tenure
  • 5 U.S. Senate
    • 5.1 2012 appointment
    • 5.2 2014 election
    • 5.3 2016 election
    • 5.4 Positions
      • 5.4.1 Environment
      • 5.4.2 Judicial nomination
  • 6 Personal life
  • 7 Electoral history
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links
Early life, education, and business career

Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, a son of Frances, a nursing assistant, and Ben Scott, Sr.[9] His parents were divorced when he was 7. He grew up in working class poverty with his mother working 16-hour days to support her family, including Tim's brothers.[3] His older brother is a sergeant major in the U.S. Army.[10] Scott's younger brother is a U.S. Air Force colonel.

Scott attended Presbyterian College from 1983 to 1984, on a partial football scholarship. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a B.S. in Political Science.[2][11] Scott is also an alumnus of South Carolina's Palmetto Boys State program, an experience which he cites as an influential factor in his decision to enter public service.

In addition to his political career, Scott owns an insurance agency, Tim Scott Allstate,[12] and worked as a financial adviser.[3]

Charleston County Council (1995–2008) Elections

Scott ran in a February 1995 special election to the Charleston County Council at-large seat vacated by Keith Summey, who resigned his seat after being elected as Mayor of North Charleston.[13][14] Scott won the seat as a Republican, receiving nearly 80% of the vote in the white-majority district, which since the late 20th century has voted Republican.[15] He became the first black Republican elected to any office in South Carolina since the late 19th century.[4]

Scott was on the County Council for a time alongside Paul Thurmond, the son of the late Republican U.S. Senator, Strom Thurmond, who had switched in 1964 from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.[16]

In 1996, Scott challenged Democratic State Senator Robert Ford in South Carolina's 42nd Senate district, but lost 65%–35%.[2][17]

Scott won re-election to the County Council in 2000, again winning in white-majority districts.[18] In 2004, he won re-election again with 61% of the vote, defeating Democrat Elliot Summey (son of Mayor Keith Summey).[19][20]

Tenure

Scott was on the Council from 1995 until 2008, becoming Chairman in 2007.[9] In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council unanimously approved the display, and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State challenged this in a federal suit. After an initial court ruling that the display was unconstitutional, the council settled out of court to avoid accruing more legal fees.[21] Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."[21]

In January 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Charleston County, South Carolina for racial discrimination under the Voting Rights Act, based on its having all its council seats elected by at-large districts. This dilutes the votes of a minority group. DOJ had attempted to negotiate with county officials on this issue in November 2000. Justice officials noted that at-large seats dilute the voting strength of the significant African-American minority in the county, who in 2000 comprised 34.5% of the population. They have been unable to elect any "candidates of their choice" for years. Whites or European Americans comprise 61.9 percent of the population in the county.[22] Since the late 20th century, the majority-white voters have elected Republican Party candidates. County officials noted that the majority of voters in 1989 had approved electing members by at-large seats in a popular referendum.[23]

Scott, the only African-American member of the county council, has said about this case and the alternative of electing council members from single-member districts,

I don't like the idea of segregating everyone into smaller districts. Besides, the Justice Department assumes that the only way for African-Americans to have representation is to elect an African-American, and the same for whites. Obviously, my constituents don't think that's true.[23]

The Department of Justice alleged that the voting preference issue was not a question of ethnicity, stating that voters in black precincts in the county had rejected Scott as a candidate for the council. The lawsuit noted that because of the white majority, "white bloc voting usually results in the defeat of candidates who are preferred by black voters."[23] The Department added that blacks live in compact areas of the county, and could comprise a majority in three districts if the county seats were apportioned as nine single-member districts.[23]

Committee assignments

  • Economic Development Committee (Chair)[24]
South Carolina House of Representatives (2009–2011) Elections

In 2008, incumbent Republican State Representative Tom Dantzler decided to retire. With support from advisors such as Nicolas Muzin,[25] Scott decided to run for his seat in District 117 of the South Carolina House of Representatives and won the Republican primary with 53% of the vote, defeating Bill Crosby and Wheeler Tillman.[26] He won the general election unopposed,[27] becoming the first Republican African American U.S. Representative from South Carolina in more than 100 years.[28][29]

Tenure

Scott supported South Carolina's right-to-work laws and argued that Boeing chose South Carolina as a site for manufacturing for that reason.[30]

In South Carolina Club for Growth's 2009–2010 scorecard, Scott earned a B and a score of 80 out of 100.[31] He was praised by the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers, for his "diligent, principled and courageous stands against higher taxes."[32]

Committee assignments

  • Judiciary
  • Labor, Commerce and Industry
  • Ways and Means[33]
United States House of Representatives (2011–2013) Elections
2010
See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2010 § South Carolina

Scott entered the election for lieutenant governor but switched to run for South Carolina's 1st congressional district following the retirement announcement of Republican incumbent Henry Brown. The 1st district is based in Charleston, and includes approximately the northern 3/4 of the state's coastline (except for Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Since redistricting, they have been included in the 2nd District.)[34]

Scott ranked first in the nine-candidate Republican primary of June 8, 2010, receiving a plurality of 32% of the vote.[35] Fellow Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond, son of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, ranked second with 16% of the vote. Carroll A. Campbell III, the son of former Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., ranked third with 14% of the vote.[16][36] Charleston County School Board member Larry Kobrovsky ranked fourth with 11% of the vote. Five other candidates had single digit percentages.[37]

Because no candidate had received 50 percent or more of the vote, a runoff was held on June 22, 2010. Scott faced off against Paul Thurmond. Scott was endorsed by the anti-tax Club for Growth,[38] various Tea Party movement groups, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin,[3][39] Republican House Whip Eric Cantor,[40] former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee,[41] South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, and the founder of the Minuteman Project.[2] Scott defeated Thurmond[42] 68%–32% and won every county in the congressional district.[43][44]

According to the Associated Press, Scott "swamped his opponents in fundraising, spending almost $725,000 during the election cycle to less than $20,000 for his November opponents".[3] He won the general election, defeating Democrat Ben Frasier 65%–29%.[45] With this election, Scott and Allen West of Florida became the first African-American Republicans in Congress since J.C. Watts retired in 2003.[46] Scott also became the first African-American Republican elected to Congress from South Carolina in 114 years.[8] From the period of 1895 to after 1965, most African-Americans had been disenfranchised in the state, and they had comprised most of the Republican Party when they were excluded from the political system.

2012
See also: United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2012

Scott was unopposed in the primary and won the general election, defeating Democrat Bobbie Rose 62%–36%.[47][48]

Tenure Scott's official 112th Congress portrait

Scott, one of two African-American Republicans elected to the House in 2010, declined to join the Congressional Black Caucus.[49]

In March 2011, Scott co-sponsored a welfare reform bill that would deny food stamps to families whose incomes were lowered to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike.[50][51] He introduced legislation in July 2011 to strip the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of its power to prohibit employers from relocating to punish workers who join unions or strike.[52] The rationale for the legislation is that government agencies should not be able to tell private employers where they can run a business.[52] Scott described the legislation as a common sense proposal that would fix a flaw in federal labor policy and benefit the national and local economies.[52] The NLRB had recently opposed the relocation of a Boeing production facility from Washington state to South Carolina.[52]

Scott successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million, arguing that the project is neither an earmark nor an example of wasteful government spending.[53] He said the project was merit-based, and in the national interest because larger cargo ships could use the port and jobs would be created.[53]

During the summer 2011 debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling, Scott supported the inclusion of a balanced budget constitutional amendment in the debt ceiling bill, and opposed legislation that did not include the amendment. Before voting "no" on the final bill to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, Scott and other first-term conservatives prayed for guidance in a congressional chapel. Afterward, Scott asserted that he had received divine inspiration regarding his vote, and joined the rest of the South Carolina congressional delegation in voting "no" on the measure.[54][55]

  • Taxes and spending – Scott believes that federal spending and taxes should be reduced,[2] with a Balanced Budget Amendment and the FairTax respectively being implemented for spending and taxes.
  • Health care – Scott believes the 2010 health care reform law should be repealed.[2][56][57] Scott states that the health care in the U.S. is one of the greatest in the world,[57] stating that people all over the world come to study in American medical schools, waiting lists are rare, and Americans are able to choose their insurance, providers, and course of treatment.[57] Scott supports an alternative to the health care bill that he says keeps these benefits while controlling costs by reforming the medical tort system by having a limit on non-economic damages[57] and by reforming Medicare.[57] In January 2014 Scott signed an amicus brief in support of Senator Ron Johnson's legal challenge against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Affordable Care Act ruling.[58][59][60]
  • Earmarks – Scott opposes earmarks, and yet he successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million.[2]
  • Economic development – He supports infrastructure development and public works for his district.[2] He opposes restrictions on deepwater oil drilling.[2]
  • Social issues – Scott describes himself as pro-life. Scott supports adult and cord blood stem cell research.[61] He opposes embryonic stem cell research funded by taxpayers.[62] He opposes the creation of human embryos for experimentation.[63] and opposes assisted suicide.[61] Scott opposes same-sex marriage.[64]
  • Immigration – Scott supports federal legislation that is similar to the Arizona law, Arizona SB 1070.[65] He supports strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.[65] He also promotes cultural assimilation by making English the official language in the government, and by requiring new immigrants to learn English.[65]
  • Labor – Scott introduced a bill which would deny food stamps to families whose incomes were lowered to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike.[66]
  • Foreign policy – Scott advocates a continued military presence in Afghanistan and believes an early withdrawal will benefit Al-Qaeda. He also views Iran as the world's most dangerous country and believes that the US should aid pro-democracy groups there.[67] Scott opposed the 2011 military intervention in Libya.[68]
  • Police body cameras – After the shooting of Walter Scott (no relation), Scott urged the Senate to hold hearings on police body cameras.[69]
Scott speaking at a Veterans Day event in 2011

Committee assignments

Scott was appointed by the House Republican Steering Committee to both the Committee on Transportation and the Committee on Small Business.[70] He was later appointed to the powerful Committee on Rules and relinquished his other two committee assignments.[71]

  • Committee on Rules
    • Subcommittee on Rules and the Organization of the House
U.S. Senate 2012 appointment

On December 17, 2012, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced she would appoint Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint, who had previously announced that he would retire from the Senate to become the President of The Heritage Foundation.[72] Scott is the first African American to be a U.S. Senator from South Carolina. Scott was one of three black U.S. Senators in the 113th Congress alongside Mo Cowan and later Cory Booker (and the first since Senator Roland Burris retired in 2010 after succeeding President Barack Obama). He is the first African American to be as a U.S. Senator from the Southern United States since Reconstruction.[73] From 1890 to 1908 Democratic-controlled state legislatures passed new constitutions and laws that disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites across the South, securing power for white politicians from in the Democratic Party.

During two periods, first from January 2, 2013 until February 1, 2013, and again from July 16, 2013 until October 31, 2013, Scott was the only African-American Senator. He and Cowan were the first black senators to serve alongside each other.

News media reported that Scott, along with Rep. Trey Gowdy, former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, former First Lady of South Carolina Jenny Sanford, and Catherine Templeton, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, were on Governor Haley's short list to replace Sen. DeMint.[74] In her decision to pick Scott, Governor Haley said: "It is important to me, as a minority female, that Congressman Scott earned this seat, he earned this seat for the person that he is. He earned this seat with the results he has shown."[75]

2014 election Main article: United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014 Scott speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland

Scott ran in November 2014 to win the final two years of Jim DeMint's term and won.[76]

2016 election Main article: United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2016

Scott won re-election to a first full term in office in November 2016.[77] He was endorsed by the Club for Growth.[78]

In July 2018, Scott introduced a bipartisan bill, along with Democratic Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, to make lynching a federal hate crime.[79]

Positions Environment

In 2017, Scott was one of 22 senators to sign a letter[80] to President Donald Trump urging the President to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Scott has received over $540,000 from oil, gas and coal interests since 2012.[81]

Judicial nomination

Tim Scott did not support Trump's nominee, Ryan Bounds, to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, effectively "derailing" the nomination. His reasoning to do so was based on Bounds' perceived "bigoted statements he made as a Stanford student in the 1990s." Marco Rubio joined him in opposing the nomination shortly after, prompting Mitch McConnell to withdraw the nomination altogether.[82] The American Bar Association's (ABA) unanimously voted to rate Bounds "Qualified" for the Ninth Circuit after reviewing his full record.

Committee assignments

  • Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    • Subcommittee on SeaPower
  • Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development (Chairman)
    • Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
  • Committee on Finance
    • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth (Chairman)
    • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
    • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
  • Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Special Committee on Aging
Personal life

Scott is unmarried.[9] He owns an insurance agency and he is also a partner in Pathway Real Estate Group, LLC.[4] Scott is a devout evangelical Protestant.[83][84][85] He is a member of Seacoast Church, a large evangelical church in Charleston, and is a former member of that church's board. Republican leadership has praised Scott's background as an example of achieving the American dream according to a conservative model.[86]

Electoral history Main article: United States House of Representatives elections, 2010 Republican Primary - 2008 South Carolina General Assembly 117th District Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 1,333 53.30 Republican William Bill Crosby 647 25.87 Republican Wheeler Tillman 521 20.83 General election 2008 – South Carolina General Assembly 117th District[87] Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 9,080 99.27 Write-in Various 67 0.73 Total votes 9,147 100 Turnout 76.02 Republican Primary – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina[88] Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 25,457 31.49 Republican Paul Thurmond 13,149 16.26 Republican Carroll Campbell 11,665 14.43 Republican Larry Kobrovsky 8,521 10.54 Republican Stovall Witte 7,192 8.90 Republican Clark B Parker 6,769 8.37 Republican Katherine Jenerette 3,849 4.76 Republican Mark Lutz 3,237 4.0 Republican Ken Glasson 1,006 1.24 Total votes 80,845 100 Turnout 24.11 Republican Primary Runoff – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina[89] Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 46,885 68 Republican Paul Thurmond 21,706 32 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina Elections[45] Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 152,755 65.37 Democratic Ben Frasier 67,008 28.67 Turnout 51.89 2014 United States Senate Special Republican Primary Election in South Carolina[90] Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 276,147 89.98 Republican Randall Young 30,741 10.02 Turnout 15.97 2014 United States Senate Special Election in South Carolina[91] Party Candidate Votes % Republican Tim Scott 757,215 61.12 Democratic Joyce Dickerson 459,583 37.09 Independent Jill Bossi 21,652 1.75 Other Write-Ins 532 0.04 Turnout 43.00 2016 United States Senate Election in South Carolina Party Candidate votes % Repulican Tim Scott (Incumbent) 1,241,609 60.57% Democratic Thomas Dixon 757,022 36.93% Libertarian Bill Bledsoe 37,482 1.83% American Michael Scarborough 11,923 0.58% Other Write-Ins 1,857 0.09% See also
  • Black conservatism in the United States
  • List of African-American Republicans
  • List of African-American United States Representatives
  • List of African-American United States Senators
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External links
  • Senator Tim Scott official U.S. Senate site
  • Tim Scott for Senate
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Tim Scott at Curlie
  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Profile at Vote Smart
  • Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
  • Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
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Tom Dantzler Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 117th district

2009–2011 Succeeded by
Bill Crosby U.S. House of Representatives Preceded by
Henry Brown Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

2011–2013 Succeeded by
Mark Sanford U.S. Senate Preceded by
Jim DeMint U.S. Senator (Class 3) from South Carolina
2013–present
Served alongside: Lindsey Graham Incumbent Party political offices Preceded by
Jim DeMint Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from South Carolina
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Brian Schatz United States Senators by seniority
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Tammy Baldwin
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South Carolina's delegation(s) to the 112th–115th United States Congresses (ordered by seniority) 112th Senate: L. Graham • J. DeMint (until Jan. 2013) • T. Scott (from Jan. 2013) House: J. Clyburn • J. Wilson • J. Duncan • T. Gowdy • M. Mulvaney • T. Scott (until Jan. 2013) 113th Senate: L. Graham • T. Scott House: J. Clyburn • J. Wilson • M. Sanford (from May 2013) • J. Duncan • T. Gowdy • M. Mulvaney • T. Rice 114th Senate: L. Graham • T. Scott House: J. Clyburn • J. Wilson • M. Sanford • J. Duncan • T. Gowdy • M. Mulvaney • T. Rice 115th Senate: L. Graham • T. Scott House: J. Clyburn • J. Wilson • M. Sanford • J. Duncan • T. Gowdy • M. Mulvaney (until Feb. 2017) • T. Rice • R. Norman (from Jun. 2017) Authority control
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Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country
Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country
New York Times BestsellerIn a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship―even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting.Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010―as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives―they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation.In Unified, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

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Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope For a Divided Country
Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope For a Divided Country
In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship―even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting. Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010―as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives―they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation. In Indivisible, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
"Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling authorReturning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest."Sexy as hell, heartfelt and funny. This book takes you on a beautiful journey." —Tessa Bailey, New York Times Bestselling Author of Getaway Girl"Kylie Scott took a forbidden romance trope, turned it on its ear, and made me fall in love with this couple right from the beginning."—Harlequin Junkie *Top Pick*"THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. Oh my swoon, we loved this sexy, fun, sassy romance! It's forbidden and juicy and has the best banter. We laughed out loud, swooned for days, and savored the moments of angst that squeezed our hearts."—Angie's Dreamy Reads“Utter perfection! Page by page, this book consumed me. Infused with Kylie Scott’s unique style, she delivers a love story full of emotion, character and humor like no other. A must read!” —Devney Perry, bestselling author of Tattered

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The Friendship Challenge: A Six-Week Guide to True Reconciliation--One Friendship at a Time
The Friendship Challenge: A Six-Week Guide to True Reconciliation--One Friendship at a Time
The Friendship Challenge can help you get the conversation started about bridging the racial divide in your community.The Friendship Challenge is a six-week guide, helping individuals and groups promote racial reconciliation in their communities―one person at a time, one friendship at a time. The first week prepares individuals and groups to reach out to a person on the other side of the racial divide, whether it is a person at work or in a nearby church. The next five weeks take that small group through a study that fosters true reconciliation―the kind of reconciliation Jesus showed in his own life and death.Take the Friendship Challenge and spend the next six weeks cultivating true reconciliation in your community.

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Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
“In Fool’s Errand, Scott Horton masterfully explains the tragedy of America’s longest war and makes the case for immediate withdrawal. I highly recommend this excellent book on America’s futile and self-defeating occupation of Afghanistan.” — Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

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Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
Fully revised and updated—the national bestselling communication skills guide that will help you achieve personal and professional success one conversation at a time.The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants you to succeed. To do that, she explains, you must transform everyday conversations at work and at home with effective ways to get your message across—and get what you want. In this guide, which includes a workbook and The Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches you how to:• Overcome barriers to meaningful communication• Expand and enrich relationships with colleagues, friends, and family• Increase clarity and improve understanding• Handle strong emotions—on both sides of the table• Connect with colleagues, customers and family at a deep levelIncludes a Foreword by Ken Blanchard, the bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager

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An Innocent Client: Joe Dillard, Book 1
An Innocent Client: Joe Dillard, Book 1
Joe Dillard is a two-million-copy best-selling series.   A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery", criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.  Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him.  Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, An Innocent Client - the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series - will also leave you wanting more. 

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Unified (Library Edition): How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope For a Divided Country
Unified (Library Edition): How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope For a Divided Country
In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship―even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting. Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010―as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives―they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation. In Indivisible, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

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TIME A Year in Space: Inside Scott Kelly’s Historic Mission – Is Travel to Mars Next?
TIME A Year in Space: Inside Scott Kelly’s Historic Mission – Is Travel to Mars Next?
Go inside one of the most historic space missions ever in A YEAR IN SPACE, the new special edition from TIME, written by Apollo 13 author Jeffrey Kluger. A YEAR IN SPACE chronicles astronaut Scott Kelly’s 340 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA’s exploration of the challenges of extended spaceflight. The most pressing question: Could humans endure the two-and-a-half-year trip to Mars and back?While science has some understanding of how space and zero gravity affect the human body, Scott and his twin brother, Mark, a retired astronaut who remained on Earth, have served as the perfect test and control subjects to explore these effects.This special edition, the companion piece to the TIME and PBS documentary series A Year in Space, provides exclusive coverage coupled with abundant photographs, many taken by Scott Kelly himself.Highlights include:An inside look at how Kelly conducted experiments aboard the ISS and how he spent his downtime.Landscape Mode: Breathtaking photographs taken by Scott Kelly from 250 miles above the Earth’s surface.In interview with Samantha Cristoforetti, the first woman to spend 200 days in space, who spoke with TIME about her journey.Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by Time Inc. and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment.

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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
NATIONAL BEST SELLERA stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.     Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight.     In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

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