02/02/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tim Scott Will Not Join Congressional Black Caucus

Rep.-elect Tim Scott, one of two black Republicans elected to the House in November, has decided not to join the all-Democratic Congressional Black Caucus, a reliably liberal voting bloc.

Scott, the first African American GOP congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, played down race during his campaign, the AP said.

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