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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

5 High-Profile Republicans Who Could Replace Jim DeMint

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With Jim DeMint leaving the Senate to become president of The Heritage Foundation, all eyes will now turn to South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. Haley will appoint an interim senator who will serve in DeMint’s stead until 2014, when a statewide election will be held for the seat.

As Reid Wilson reports in National Journal, a long list of Palmetto State political insiders will vie for the appointment. Names like Mick Mulvaney, Henry McMaster, David Wilkins, and Nathan Ballentine may not be well known nationally, but they are important figures in South Carolina politics who could very well end up replacing DeMint.

There are some nationally known figures who are certain to draw Haley’s consideration as well. Here are 5 high-profile Republicans who could be picked by Haley — or mount a 2014 challenge if they are passed over:

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23 responses to “5 High-Profile Republicans Who Could Replace Jim DeMint”

  1. Nikki, You could, and probably will, select someone a lot worse than Stephen Colbert. His frank honesty is refreshing and he won’t scream out at out President in a State of the Union address!

  2. Would David Duke be eligible if he decides to move from Louisiana to South Carolina?

  3. sonatherun says:

    We need the leader of the secessionist states to replace one white reb willing to serve and die for his owners with another, to be able to depend on them to keep putting their feet in the party mouth.

  4. CPANewYork says:

    I had an economics professor who was from South Carolina. He once remarked that in the state capital, the legislature and the insane asylum are at opposite ends of the same street and the inmates are interchangeable.

  5. howa4x says:

    It really dosen’t matter who they send. These are mostly all tealibans so there is no individual thought, and they stick to the party line on climate change, no taxes for the rich and all want to slash their way through the budget. The tealiban has become like assembly line models, each one just like the next, no difference, all programmed the same way with inability to reason or compromise.

  6. frida says:

    Joe Wilson is not a crazy person. That time when he screamed “You lie”, it was like pumping too much pressure in the tyre and end up busting. Wilson has been quiet since then and he really showed he was sorry after his bust.

  7. lana ward says:

    Anyone of them will be GREAT!! We NEED to keep some decency in congress. Joe Wilson was telling the TRUTH when he said “you lie”, that was one of the greatest moments ever!!!

  8. The Guy couldn’t be any worse the “DimWIT” DeMint

  9. Ahhh South Carolina, if there was ever a “Black Hole” South Carolina would be it.

  10. In Chinatown in NYC there is this chicken that plays tic-tac-toe. It could replace DeMint. It probably would do a better job than some of these five.

  11. Lynx says:

    Does it really matter who replaces him – They are all idiots.

  12. onedonewong says:

    Tim Scott and Joe Wilson would do EXTREMLY well in the Senate and would quickly rise to the leadership

  13. jstsyn says:

    DeMint, a real piece of work where ever he hails from. As far as a politician he won’t be missed. His replacement will take up where he left off so no difference.

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