South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said on Friday she would not appoint herself to the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint.
DeMint, a leading conservative voice, said on Thursday he was resigning to run the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based think tank.
As governor, Haley can name herself or someone else to fill the seat until a 2014 election that would decide who will complete the last two years of DeMint's six-year term.
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