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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:53 PM

South Carolina Conservatives Ready For Sen. Tim Scott

South Carolina Conservatives Ready For Sen. Tim Scott

If South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) appoints Rep. Tim Scott (R) to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R) — as DeMint wants her to, according to a source — she won’t face much opposition from inside the state, according to several conservative activists TPM spoke with Thursday.

Scott, who represents Charleston in Congress and was just elected to his second term, is as good a pick as any, tea party activists told TPM. Activists said that if DeMint wants him as his replacement, there will be a lot of pressure on Haley to put Scott in office until 2014’s special election.

It would be the next step in a meteoric rise for Scott, who first got to Congress by defeating one of the state’s most powerful political families. Scott defeated the son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) in the 2010 Republican primary with the help of support from Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, among other top national conservatives. The win was cast as an “irony” in the press, with an African American tea partier defeating the son of one of America’s most notorious segregationists. (Thurmond won a seat in the state Senate on Nov. 6.)

Once on the Hill, Scott quickly endeared himself to his fellow Republicans. Speaker Boehner made him one of two freshman liaisons to House leadership, and Scott’s face was often on TV pushing Republican policies. His influence extended to the 2012 Republican presidential primaries in South Carolina — the major candidates each held a joint town hall with Scott ahead of the Palmetto State primary.

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Dec 2012 #1
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #3
VirginiaTarheel Dec 2012 #4
Maximumnegro Dec 2012 #5
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #6
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #2
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #8
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:07 PM

1. Googled him. 47, unmarried, hmmmm.

Never gonna happen. But then, the OTHER SC senator is Lindsay... so....



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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:20 PM

3. So what he's unmarried I'm 53 unmarried and no kids

whats up with the hmmmm shit

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:03 PM

4. So what? Being lifelong single is normal

What is your point?

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Response to VirginiaTarheel (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:18 PM

5. That it's unusual for a pol

and especially unusual for a southern, REPUBLICAN, pol.

What, you gonna say that a 47yr old single male republican political official with aspirations isn't going to raise a flag or two?

Come on now.

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Response to Maximumnegro (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:23 PM

6. A lot of people especially woman I run across tell me the same thing

being a 53 year old African American male unmarried no kids is unusual.And no I'm not gay I just choose to be single

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. Black people as a whole could care less about Tim Scott

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Motherfucker doesn't even acknowledge black people

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:15 PM

7. Shucky Ducky!

 

Herman Cain style politician. He'll do the step and fetch it routine, blast black people as lazy freeloaders and the baggers will love him.

"See, we're not racist, we love this guy!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:16 PM

8. The Country isn't ready for another Freaking Scott..

Shame on the Koch Party Scotts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:57 PM

9. Scott(R-SC) wins re-election 2016 for a first full term.

Retires in 2064 at the age of 99.

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