Consider This: Jim DeMint

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Senator Jim DeMint's surprising announcement that he is stepping down from his position now has everyone asking, who will Governor Haley select to replace him?

Consider This: It sends a strong message that Senator DeMint is leaving his post. He's not one to give up power and many say his new position with the Washington Think Tank, which some people say is really a political action committee, gives him more power and influence than actually serving in the Senate. Money speaks the truth.

Governor Haley should appoint Tim Scott to fill the term until a special election is held. He is the right person to represent South Carolina in the U.S. Senate. If someone other than Scott is appointed, look for Nikki Haley to seek the seat in 2014. Decisions over the next few weeks will have a big impact on politics in South Carolina for many years to come.

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