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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:21 PM

DeMint Will Leave Senate to Run Heritage Foundation


By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Published: December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON Senator Jim DeMint, the conservative Republican from South Carolina who helped incite the Tea Party movement, will leave the Senate to become president of the Heritage Foundation ...

The departure of Mr. DeMint who has fashioned himself into a bit of a kingmaker for conservative Republicans, often at the expense of his own Republican colleagues will require Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, a Republican, to name a successor who would then run to maintain the seat in a special election in 2014, when Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the senior senator from the state, will be up for re-election ...

Mr. DeMint will depart the Senate in January ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/us/politics/jim-demint-to-leave-senate-to-run-heritage-foundation.html?_r=0

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Reply DeMint Will Leave Senate to Run Heritage Foundation (Original post)
struggle4progress Dec 2012 OP
graham4anything Dec 2012 #1
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #2
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #3
jcgoldie Dec 2012 #4
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Dec 2012 #5

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:29 PM

1. Stephen Colbert for Senator, he is from SC I believe

 

This could be an easy 2 seat pickup in 2014

as the tea party is going to fight the republicans on it, a civil war inner party

Colbert should actually do it Al Franken style

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:37 PM

2. Well...

at least this means DeMented won't end up staying in the senate till he's 100 and getting more and more power through seniority, like Thurmond.

Any chance of his getting replaced by a Dem? I assume, this being South Carolina, the answer is No?

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:42 PM

3. No chance IMO. Republican gov appoints temp replacement,

and I expect James Petigru's antebellum quip still describes the majority for the upcoming election itself:

South Carolina -- too small for a republic and too large for a lunatic asylum

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:17 PM

4. conservative think tank?

Oxymorons for $800 Alex!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:55 PM

5. Now if he would take that cretin, Lindsay...

That would make my day.

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