Senate

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

Though technically, she could

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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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