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After the historic victory, Sen. Scott makes stop at Boeing

After Tuesday's re-election, North Charleston native Sen. Tim Scott has yet to slow down.

Wednesday's schedule includes stops around the state. It's a day of gratitude that started with a visit to Boeing in North Charleston.

This comes after a historic election night that makes Scott the first African-American senator to be elected in the South since reconstruction.

He defeated Democrat Joyce Dickerson and a third party candidate.

Scott said starting his day with a tour of Boeing was important, because the it plays a huge role in our state.

"Today, we have more than 8,000 people working here, which shows the commitment that Boeing has to South Carolina," Scott said. "It shows the success of the work force."

After Tuesday night's victory, Scott received a surprise congratulatory phone call from President Obama.

"He said that he looks forward to working with me on some issues. I told him I had a couple in mind," Scott said. "We could start with education, empowering parental choice and we could work on skills in the workforce."

Scott also made stops in Spartanburg and Greenville on Wednesday.

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