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December 17, 2012


Haley Picks Scott for Senate

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has chosen Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) to replace Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) in the United States Senate, the New York Times reports.

"The move will make Mr. Scott the first black senator from the South since the late 19th century."

Washington Post: "His selection is little surprise, as his name quickly rose to the top of most people's lists mere hours after DeMint announced he was going to resign. There are plenty of ambitious Republican politicians in South Carolina, but Scott made sense for the appointment for a whole host of reasons, including his close relationships with Haley and DeMint and his ties to both the conservative base and the party establishment."














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