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Governor Haley Finalizes Shortlist of Candidates To Replace Senator DeMint

Earl29 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:08 AM
I have a sentimental preference for Scott or Gowdy, because I don't know the others, but I just hope she picks someone tough enough for the job. We need someone to take it to Reid. I was not impressed with her ability to pick Presidential candidates.

When South Carolina’s junior Senator Jim DeMint unexpectedly announced last week that he would resign to head the Heritage Foundation in January, many wondered who Governor Haley would appoint to fill his soon-to-be vacated seat. Apparently, a plurality of Palmetto State voters, according to a recent PPP poll, wants to see comedian Stephen Colbert in the upper chamber. But that’s highly unlikely for a number of different reasons, of course, but especially because he didn’t even make the governor’s shortlist:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has finalized her shortlist of candidates to replace outgoing...