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Jim DeMint Leaving the Senate to Become Heritage Foundation President

Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 4:07 PM
Demint had already announced, several months ago, that he wasn't going to run again.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:26 PM
Yep so what power would he have for the next two years? By that announcement he is already a Lame Duck.

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, known as one of the most conservative senators on the Hill, will leave office in January to take a position as the President of the Heritage Foundation next fall. Current Heritage President Ed Feulner, who helped build the conservative think tank, will step down in April and serve as Chancellor of the Foundation and Chairman at the Heritage Asian Studies Center.

Feulner has been associated with Heritage from its inception.  Indeed, it was he and conservative activist Paul Weyrich, who first came up with the idea of creating an independent institute able to...