By Henry Decker

5 High-Profile Republicans Who Could Replace Jim DeMint

December 7, 2012 6:22 pm Category: Memo Pad 23 Comments A+ / A-

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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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5 High-Profile Republicans Who Could Replace Jim DeMint Reviewed by on . (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) With Jim DeMint leaving the Senate to become president of The Heritage Foundation, all eyes will now turn to South Carolina go (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) With Jim DeMint leaving the Senate to become president of The Heritage Foundation, all eyes will now turn to South Carolina go Rating:

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  • http://twitter.com/john72653 johnBnimble

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

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

  • sonatherun

    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.

  • CPANewYork

    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.

    • onedonewong

      Having gone to school in NY I can assure that the State is morally bankrupt besides being financially bankrupt. Isn’t it amazing that SC continues to grow in population and NY continues to shrink as people vote with their feet

      • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

        Stupid attracts just as a magnet does. Sad . . .

        • onedonewong

          True that’s why I left and millions of others have left NY as well

  • howa4x

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    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.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

      Why, because it backfired?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sehler/100000396279499 John Sehler

      Did they put Joe back in his Rubber room for a while?

  • lana ward

    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!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

      Replying to lana ward

      Keep up the good work, Lana. I need all the laughs I can get!!!!

      • lana ward

        Joe Wilson WAS telling the truth–Obama DID lie!! That was funny as hell to see the look on Obamas’ face–in front of the whole world!! LOL!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

      Just shows how backward you are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sehler/100000396279499 John Sehler

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sehler/100000396279499 John Sehler

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Glackin/100000892011713 Joseph Glackin

    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.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KU3Q2F4NZUIM2GEEKIIOZLACMI Lynx

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

  • onedonewong

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

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

      Just goes to show you what it takes to rise in the top in the GOP.

      • onedonewong

        No it shows with Harry reid incharge anyone with a GED has a better education then the leader

  • jstsyn

    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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