Political Headlines December 17, 2012: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Names Rep. Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint in Senate

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

SC Governor Names Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint in Senate

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-17-12

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Rep. Tim Scott will be the first African American senator from the South since Reconstruction, following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s announcement on Monday.

Haley named Scott, a Tea Party Republican congressman from the state, to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., in a press conference just after noon on Monday.  Scott will also be the only black in the Senate….READ MORE

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