(CNN) - Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina began fundraising for his 2014 efforts - presumably seeking cash for his campaign to return to the U.S. Senate.
It's an office he hasn't even taken yet.
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Scott, a Republican congressman, was announced Monday as Gov. Nikki Haley's pick to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced earlier this month his plans to step down in January. DeMint will take the reins of the Heritage Foundation.
Haley had said her pick would not be a "placeholder" who would not seek election to a full term in 2014, and Scott indicated he was looking forward to the bid.
In exchange for a donation, his campaign is offering "a limited edition 'Tim Scott- 2014' bumper sticker."
Although the campaign e-mail reads "Paid for by Tim Scott for Congress," Federal Election Commission rules allow transferring funds between campaign committees, such as a House and Senate committee, in most instances.
"I am grateful to Governor Nikki Haley and the people of South Carolina for bestowing upon me the great honor of succeeding Senator Jim DeMint," he wrote. "We can't let up now, though. Our efforts are just beginning."
- CNN's Gregory Wallace and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report