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December 10, 2012


Haley Will Not Appoint Placeholder

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said that she would not appoint a "placeholder" to fill the seat of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) when he leaves in January, the Washington Post reports.

The announcement bolsters speculation that Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), "a well-liked conservative with ambitions for higher office."

A new Public Policy Polling survey in South Carolina finds Stephen Colbert tops the list of who voters would like to see appointed at 20%, followed by Tim Scott at 15%, Trey Gowdy at 14%, Jenny Sanford at 11%, Henry McMaster and Mark Sanford at 8%, Jeff Duncan and Joe Wilson at 5%, and Mick Mulvaney at 4%.












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