As Tim Scott heads towards a likely strong re-election win in the coastal First Congressional District, he's building quite a following locally as well as drawing national attention. He recently addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa and was named the first of four rising sophomore members of the U.S. House worth watching in the National Journal:
He's part of the elected leadership council, launched his own leadership PAC, and most recently had about 200 people come and attend a conference on entrepreneurship at the Capitol that include visits from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, and Dominoes Pizza CEO (arguably the most influential of the three) Patrick Doyle. While not necessarily the most groundbreaking conference, Scott made it clear he doesn't mind standing on a big stage.
Also named were Tom Reed (R-NY), Diane Black (R-TN) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).