South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly released the following statement on the news that U.S. Senator Jim DeMint plans to leave the Senate in January to become the President of the Heritage Foundation.
"Jim DeMint is a small businessman who ran for Congress to change the way Washington works. Without question, he succeeded .Senator DeMint is a conservative rock star. At the Heritage Foundation, he will be in an even greater position to spark revolutionary change. I commend his principled leadership and service to our state. Thank you, Senator."
Rep. Mick Mulvaney released the following statement regarding Senator Jim DeMint's Resignation:
Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement:
Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on the resignation of South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.
"Senator DeMint's resignation is not a surprise to me. He had said he would not seek re-election, and rumors have circulated in Washington for the past several months that he was headed to a conservative think tank. Joining the Heritage Foundation will allow him to more broadly apply his vision to the country's political discourse."
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Today, following the news that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)would be resigning the Senate to become President of the Heritage Foundation,Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, released thefollowing statement:
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