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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:18 PM

16. Rep. Tim Scott picked to replace Sen. Jim DeMint; 1st black GOP senator since Reconstruction

... He’ll become only the fourth black Republican in Senate history and the first black senator since former Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was elected president. He will soon be the only black Republican in Congress, after Rep. Allen West of Florida lost his re-election bid last month.

Outside the Statehouse where Scott spoke, a statue still stands of post-Reconstruction former governor and U.S. senator Ben Tillman, who unapologetically advocated lynching any black who tried to vote. Another statue depicts the late Strom Thurmond, who still holds a record for a 24-hour filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/gop-official-sc-gov-haley-to-tap-scott-for-senate-first-black-senator-in-states-history/2012/12/17/f1dd299e-4864-11e2-8af9-9b50cb4605a7_story.html

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