“I certainly will work really hard for Tim Scott,” Scott said. When asked by CNN’s Van Jones multiple times if he would endorse fellow South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for re-election, the appointed senator talked instead about his own bid for Senate.
Senate pro tip: Don’t waste your best material on Tom Harkin.
“I don’t know when enough is enough. I thought that [after] the Connecticut situation, that people would see it, and rebel against it and say look, we need to do something,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein says.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, an administrator at Clemson University, will file papers for the South Carolina special election. “Our best chance to beat Sanford.”
With Rep. Tim Scott moving to the Senate, a special election for his seat is on the horizon.
Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s pick to fill Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat, will be the South’s first black senator since Reconstruction.
“I rejected the option of a ‘placeholder.’”
“I’ve also heard him speak, and he is very eloquent,” conservative columnist Matt Lewis argues. A needed trait in making a “moral case for free markets.”
I am a policy girl, Haley, 38, says demurely. But she is a savvy politician who in 2004 won a state legislature seat by defeating the longest-serving incumbent.
In a clear sign of the South’s racial progress, Republicans overwhelmingly chose Nikki Haley, an Indian-American woman, to run for governor in South Carolina and easily nominated Tim Scott, in line to become the former Confederate state’s first black GOP congressman in more than a century.