S.C. Governor Won't Name Herself to Replace DeMint

Though technically, she could


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.