Tim Scott brings his girlfriend Mindy to the Republican debate in Miami

By | November 9, 2023


MIAMI — Tim Scott had a very special guest during Wednesday’s Republican presidential primary debate: His girlfriend.

A campaign statement said the woman who greeted Scott on stage after the debate and posed for a photo with him “is his girlfriend Mindy.”

The mystery woman was later identified as Mindy Noce, a design and renovation manager in Charleston, South Carolina.

Scott’s social life was the subject of electoral curiosities; the 58-year-old South Carolina senator has never been married. In post-debate interviews, Scott said that he and Noce had been dating for “about a year or so,” and that she was its campaign launch event earlier this year.

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Scott earlier this year spoke about his girlfriend during a campaign stop in Iowa, reflecting on his upbringing and faith while addressing his relationship. At the event, Scott spoke with Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird. on COVID-19 vaccination mandates and other policies, but she also asked if there was a “special lady” in his life, other than his mother.

“Yes,” Scott said, calling his girlfriend a “lovely Christian girl” before joking to the crowd at the event: “Can we just pray for me together?”

The South Carolina lawmaker added: “As a guy who grew up in a single-parent household mired in poverty, I understand the devastation when a family breaks up. I had to live with the consequences of a father who wasn’t there. I am committed to making sure this never happens in my life.”

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