Tim Scott Named to South Carolina Senate Seat

By: Monday December 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) will soon be promoted to Senator Tim Scott. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced today that she will appoint Scott as the temporary replacement for Sen. Jim DeMint. DeMint shocked everyone when he resigned his seat to become the head of the Heritage Foundation. Once he takes office Scott will be [...]

Republican Jim DeMint Is Leaving the Senate

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 11:20 am

In a rather unusual move, ultraconservative South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint (R) is going to resign at the beginning of next year. From the Wall Street Journal: South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina’s junior senator in [...]

Time of the Season: Every Republican is “Exploring” a Presidential Run

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 1:56 pm

The quickest way to generate some earned media (or basically unearned media depending on how you look at it) is for any Republican right now to indicate that he or she might be exploring the possibility of a potential run. The number of people looking at a run seems to be multiplying daily. Even the [...]

DeMint, “Defender of Social Security,” Sets Up Replay of 2010 Medicare “Cuts” Fight

By: Monday November 15, 2010 4:02 pm

On Fox News Sunday, ultra-conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) came out against cuts to Social Security. Without directly saying it, DeMint seems to have been advocating for privatization, but the important thing here is that, at least rhetorically, DeMint has put Republicans in firm opposition to “cuts” to Social Security. Transcript from Time: DEMINT: Well, [...]

CO Sen: Buck Leads Norton – Another Establishment GOP Choice in Trouble

By: Monday June 21, 2010 1:50 pm

Ken Buck now boasts a substantial 16-point lead over former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton in the Colorado GOP primary for Senate and is even ahead of Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet, according to a new Denver Post/9News poll by SurveyUSA. Buck is a very conservative candidate with the backing of Jim DeMint, Tea Party activists and [...]

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