Immigration reform pits Rubio against mentor DeMint
May 6th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Immigration reform pits Rubio against mentor DeMint

(CNN) – On Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio described former Sen. Jim DeMint as a "great man" and a "mentor."

On Monday, DeMint ran roughshod over the Senate immigration reform effort in part spearheaded by Rubio.
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Filed under: Immigration • Jim DeMint • Marco Rubio
Haley names Tim Scott as DeMint's successor
December 17th, 2012
12:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Haley names Tim Scott as DeMint's successor

(CNN) - Saying she was "convinced…he was the right U.S. senator for our state and for our country," Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced Monday she was appointing GOP Rep. Tim Scott as Sen. Jim DeMint's successor.

Speaking at the South Carolina state house in Columbia, Haley said the conservative Republican had "earned the seat" by virtue of his personality and record. Scott will become the Senate's only African-American member and the GOP's second African-American senator since Reconstruction.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • Senate • South Carolina
McMaster not Haley's pick for SC Senate seat
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is retiring from the Senate at the end of the year.
December 17th, 2012
08:51 AM ET
2 years ago

McMaster not Haley's pick for SC Senate seat

(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called former state Attorney General Henry McMaster at 10 p.m. Sunday night to tell him he will not be the pick to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican source told CNN Monday.

McMaster was one of five Republicans on Haley's short list of potential Senate appointees.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat
December 11th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat

Washington (CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has whittled down the list of people she is considering for Jim DeMint's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat to five people, a Republican close to the governor told CNN on Tuesday.

Her final choices for the seat are Rep. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state Attorney General Henry McMaster, former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford and Catherine Templeton, a conservative attorney chosen by Haley to head the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • Senate • South Carolina • Tim Scott
Haley plans no 'placeholder' for DeMint's Senate seat
December 10th, 2012
01:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Haley plans no 'placeholder' for DeMint's Senate seat

Washington (CNN) – After spending the weekend considering replacements for retiring Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that she will not appoint a "placeholder" senator who will hold the office until a special election is held in 2014.

"As I continue to consider the impending U.S. Senate vacancy, many have discussed the possibility of a 'placeholder' appointee who would pledge to serve for only two years and not seek election to the seat in 2014," Haley said in a statement released by her office. "While there are some good arguments in favor of that approach, I believe the better case is against it."
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley • Senate • South Carolina • Tim Scott
Nikki Haley will appoint DeMint successor 'quickly'
December 7th, 2012
10:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Nikki Haley will appoint DeMint successor 'quickly'

(CNN) - South Carolina's Republican governor said Friday she was working quickly to appoint a replacement to retiring Sen. Jim DeMint's seat in the U.S. Senate, writing she was looking to put a similar-minded conservative in the Upper Chamber.

"Appointing a new member of the U.S. Senate is a solemn duty, and I take this responsibility with utmost seriousness. I will make this decision in a manner that is thoughtful and dignified, but also quickly," Gov. Nikki Haley wrote Friday.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Nikki Haley
December 6th, 2012
02:28 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Retiring politicians

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced on Thursday that he is leaving the Senate next month, will be joined by 35 other members of Congress who are retiring after the end of the 112th Congress. Here's a look, by the numbers at what the members will get and what they will leave behind as they leave the Hill:

36: Members of Congress who are retiring after the 2011-12 session ends.

25: House members who are retiring.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Jim DeMint
Who will replace DeMint? Scott rises to top of list
December 6th, 2012
01:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Who will replace DeMint? Scott rises to top of list

Washington (CNN) – On the list of people who might be appointed to fill departing Sen. Jim DeMint's Senate seat, there's Rep. Tim Scott and everyone else.

DeMint announced Thursday he is leaving the Senate to take over the conservative Heritage Foundation, a decision that's shaking up carefully plotted lines of succession in South Carolina politics.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Senate • South Carolina • Tim Scott
December 6th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Jim DeMint will step down from Senate

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina will resign from his Senate seat as of Dec. 31 to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation, his office announced Thursday.

"I honestly believe that I can do a lot more on the outside than I can on the inside," DeMint told reporters at Heritage Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • South Carolina
DeMint: Government doesn't need additional revenues
December 4th, 2012
01:23 PM ET
2 years ago

DeMint: Government doesn't need additional revenues

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Jim DeMint, an influential conservative Republican from South Carolina, urged his party to take a firm stance against bringing in additional federal revenues in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

"Republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money, negotiating with ourselves, and treating the president's proposal like it's serious," he said.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Jim DeMint
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