First African-American Senator

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10:11 am
Tue December 18, 2012

S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate

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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.

The South Carolina State House was packed with reporters and visitors waiting to watch history.

"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.

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