Senator Jim DeMint http://wfae.org en SC Senator DeMint Resigns To Run Conservative Think Tank http://wfae.org/post/sc-senator-demint-resigns-run-conservative-think-tank <p></p><p>South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint has announced he's leaving the Senate in January to become president of The Heritage Foundation – a conservative think tank. In a statement, DeMint says he's leaving the Senate but - quote - "not leaving the fight."&nbsp;</p><p>South Carolina Republicans knew Senator DeMint planned to retire after his second term in 2016, but they hoped to have him until then.</p><p>"Senator DeMint's been a rock star for us," says South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly. "He's become an icon for the conservative movement nationwide."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:13:47 +0000 Julie Rose 17182 at http://wfae.org SC Senator DeMint Resigns To Run Conservative Think Tank