Jim DeMint http://wfae.org en S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate http://wfae.org/post/sc-makes-history-sending-tim-scott-senate <p>South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott will become the first ever African-American senator from the state. Governor Nikki Haley appointed him Monday to replace Senator Jim DeMint, who is resigning to run a conservative think tank.</p><p>The South Carolina State House was packed with reporters and visitors waiting to watch history.</p><p>"It is with great pleasure that I am appointing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott," Governor Nikki Haley said as the crowd applauded and a few even yelled.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:11:27 +0000 Michael Tomsic 17882 at http://wfae.org S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate Haley Appoints Congressman Tim Scott To Fill DeMint's Seat http://wfae.org/post/haley-appoints-congressman-tim-scott-fill-demints-seat <p></p><p>South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott will become the first African-American senator from the state. Governor Nikki Haley chose him Monday to replace Senator Jim DeMint, who is resigning to run a conservative think tank. WFAE’s Michael Tomsic was at the announcement in Columbia. Here’s a transcript of his segment with WFAE’s Mark Rumsey:</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:35:33 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Mark Rumsey 17837 at http://wfae.org Haley Appoints Congressman Tim Scott To Fill DeMint's Seat Haley Can Look To U.S. House Members For DeMint Brand Of Conservatism http://wfae.org/post/haley-can-look-us-house-members-demint-brand-conservatism <p>Since Jim DeMint’s surprise announcement that he was leaving office to head the Heritage Foundation, many observers have noted that one of the most conservative voices is leaving the U.S. Senate.</p><p>In fact, Gov. Nikki Haley <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/271675-gov-haley-wont-appoint-herself-to-demint-seat">indicated</a> that she would be appointing “a person who has the same philosophy of government that Jim DeMint and I share.”</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:45:08 +0000 Michael Bitzer 17713 at http://wfae.org Haley Can Look To U.S. House Members For DeMint Brand Of Conservatism