DeMint 'not considering' presidential run Staff

6/14/2011 11:53:00 AM - Staff
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday closed the door to a run for president, saying he's not considering getting into the race.

Some conservative activists have urged DeMint to jump into the race due to their dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates. But the conservative kingmaker said that he is starting to become impressed with the field, and even named one candidate who stood out to him.

"I'm not considering it, but [Rep.] Michele Bachmann [R-Minn.] does impress," he said on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham's radio show.

DeMint had made waves earlier this month when he told The Hill that he was weighing a presidential run out of respect for his supporters who want him to enter the field.