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BREAKING: Nikki Haley to Appoint Tim Scott to US Senate

Patrick A Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 12:33 PM
The approach you suggest is principled as well as ineffective and the approach I suggest is principled but as I believe effective. I do not want the country to fail because conservatives continually demonstrate a lack of communication skills.

With Sen. Jim DeMint on his way to take the reins at the Heritage Foundation, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is charged with selecting his replacement for the next two years.  According to multiple sources, her pick is Rep. Tim Scott, who will be the only African-American Republican in Congress when the new sessions gavels in:
 

Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has chosen Representative Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the United States Senate, according to three Republican officials. The move will make Mr. Scott the first black senator from the South...