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SC Gov. Names Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint

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SC Gov. Names Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will name a new member of the Senate at noon. A spokesperson for the Republican governor said in a couple hours the country would know her choice to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who is stepping down to head conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation. South Carolina Republicans have speculated Tea Party Congressman Tim Scott is a favorite for the seat since DeMint announced his resignation less than two weeks ago.


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