DeMint presidential forum planned
July 11th, 2011
10:09 AM ET
3 years ago

DeMint presidential forum planned

Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, embracing his role as kingmaker in the Republican race for the White House, has organized a presidential forum scheduled to take place in Columbia on September 5.

The Labor Day event, called The Palmetto Freedom Forum, will be more of a question-and-answer session rather than a debate, event organizers said. The GOP candidates will be asked to offer concrete plans for fixing the debt and growing the economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • South Carolina
DeMint, Tea Party activists to attend 'Tele-TownHall' on nation's budget, debt
July 6th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint, Tea Party activists to attend 'Tele-TownHall' on nation's budget, debt

(CNN) – South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint – a major booster of the Tea Party movement – is expected to speak with activists about the U.S. budget and the nation's debt ceiling in a "Tele-TownHall" phone conference Wednesday evening.

An email to conservative activists obtained by CNN says DeMint will also discuss the "Cut, Cap & Balance Pledge," a contract that opposes raising the nation's debt ceiling without major spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Tea Party movement
July 6th, 2011
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

DeMint 'disappointed' in Bachmann


(CNN) – Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said he's "disappointed" Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has not signed the "cut, cap, balance" pledge to slash spending and balance the budget.

"I am disappointed," DeMint said Wednesday on CNN's "American Morning." "We have to stop spending more than we're bringing in."
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Michele Bachmann • TV-American Morning
DeMint backers plan presidential forum
July 1st, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint backers plan presidential forum

Washington (CNN) - Supporters of South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint are quietly organizing a Republican presidential forum slated for sometime around Labor Day, Republican sources confirm to CNN.

The event would be more of a question-and-answer session rather than a debate. Candidates will be asked to offer concrete plans for fixing the debt and growing the economy, according to one person involved in the planning.
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Romney signs economic pledge
June 29th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney signs economic pledge

(CNN) – Mitt Romney became the latest Republican presidential candidate Wednesday to sign the "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge to slash spending and balance the budget.

He joined fellow candidates Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, businessman Herman Cain and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.
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Huntsman loses DeMint's stamp of approval
June 26th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman loses DeMint's stamp of approval

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Jim DeMint isn't sold on who to support in the 2012 presidential election, but Jon Huntsman will not make his list.

The South Carolina king maker and early supporter of the tea party movement has called on Republican presidential candidates to sign a "cut, cap, balance" pledge to slash spending and balance the budget. He has said a commitment to the pledge is necessary to win his support that could prove valuable in the early voting state of South Carolina and within his larger conservative following.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Jon Huntsman • TV-State of the Union
June 25th, 2011
12:06 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint: America should 'finish the job' in Afghanistan


Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jim DeMint is criticizing President Obama’s decision to draw down troops in Afghanistan, telling CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that the United States needs to “finish the job” there.

“I’m concerned about what the president said earlier this week,” DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, said. “I think we need to finish the job to honor the people that have lost their lives.”
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DeMint blasts president on Strategic Petroleum Reserve
June 24th, 2011
01:57 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint blasts president on Strategic Petroleum Reserve

(CNN) - Sen. Jim DeMint slammed President Barack Obama's order Thursday to withdraw 30 million barrels of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The president's decision, while applauded by Democrats, drew criticism from top Republicans who said the reserve should be used for emergencies only–not price reduction.

"He's trying to be the wizard behind the curtain in 'The Wizard of Oz.' He's trying to control our economy from Washington. That's not how it works," the South Carolina Republican said in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent and anchor of "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Energy • Jim DeMint • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
DeMint explains early support for 'Romneycare'
June 20th, 2011
12:26 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint explains early support for 'Romneycare'

Washington (CNN) - With the Republican base largely unified in its contempt for President Obama's health care law, Sen. Jim DeMint, an icon of the tea party movement, has been forced to explain his early support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's health care plan, which was a model for reform on the federal level.

The South Carolinian cited the "innovative" Massachusetts health care plan when he endorsed Romney's 2008 presidential bid, saying the plan leveraged "good conservative ideas" like bringing private insurance companies into the process.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Jim DeMint • Mitt Romney
'Draft Jim DeMint' rally in the works
June 17th, 2011
11:43 AM ET
4 years ago

'Draft Jim DeMint' rally in the works

(CNN) – South Carolina is draft central.

The state that played a key role in the Draft Goldwater movement before the 1964 presidential election has already spawned two draft efforts this year aimed at luring Indiana Rep. Mike Pence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the 2012 race (both have declined).

Now it's Sen. Jim DeMint's turn.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • South Carolina
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