Jim DeMint Articles


The Crony Capital

Capitalism, Washington, D.C., style.
Jun 23, 2014

This year’s turbulent primary season, which hit a crescendo this month with David Brat’s upset victory over House majority leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, is an opportunity for conservatives to reflect. Why have our political leaders struggled so much to capture the enthusiasm of the conservative grassroots? Why did Republicans fail to win power in the last national election, despite wide distaste for the president’s signature legislation? Is the Tea Party’s agenda the solution to that failure or the problem?

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DeMint Blasts Obama for 'Weak Statements' on Russia, Ukraine

5:07 PM, Mar 01, 2014

Jim DeMint, the former senator from South Carolina and head of the Heritage Foundation, blasted President Obama's "weak statements" on the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

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Delay or Defund?

8:13 AM, Aug 05, 2013

The Fox News Sunday panel debates the GOP's tactical divide on Obamacare, including the boss and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint:

"On Obamacare, folks from the Tea Party wing including Senator DeMint say no funding the government unless you defund Obamacare," said host Chris Wallace. "Why are they wrong?"

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South Carolina Campaign Ad: Teddy Turner, Conservative

8:40 AM, Jan 22, 2013

The race to succeed Tim Scott in South Carolina's First Congressional District begins with a new television ad from GOP candidate Teddy Turner, the son of billionaire CNN founder (and proud liberal) Ted Turner.

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Sanford to Announce Candidacy Tomorrow

4:55 PM, Jan 15, 2013

Mark Sanford, the former congressman and governor of South Carolina, will announce he is running for his old House seat Wednesday. Jim Geraghty at National Review confirms the news in an interview with Sanford:

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Jenny Sanford Will Not Run for Congress

2:37 PM, Jan 14, 2013

Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, will not run for the Charleston-area open congressional seat in the upcoming special election.

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New York Times: Tim Scott a 'Token'

10:53 AM, Dec 19, 2012

The New York Times has greeted the appointment of South Carolina congressman Tim Scott to succeed fellow Republican Jim DeMint in the Senate with an op-ed decrying the selection--and Scott himself--as "token."

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Tim Scott's Historic Appointment to the Senate

4:44 PM, Dec 17, 2012

Tim Scott received a call from Governor Nikki Haley Sunday night. “Do you want to be a U.S. senator?” Haley asked.

Scott, a Republican congressman from Charleston, says he doesn't remember anything else from the conversation, but within 18 hours, he was being introduced as the Palmetto State’s next senator

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Tim Scott Appointed to U.S. Senate

12:27 PM, Dec 17, 2012

Tim Scott will be the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina. The first-term Republican congressman from Charleston, who was just elected to a second term, was appointed to the seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley made the announcement in Columbia Monday afternoon, flanked by Scott, DeMint, and other members of South Carolina's congressional delegation, including Senator Lindsey Graham.

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Report: Nikki Haley to Pick Tim Scott for Senate

9:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will appoint Republican congressman Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reports. Haley, the first-term Republican governor, is expected to make an announcement about her selection around noon in Columbia. CNN is also reporting that Scott has been selected.

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South Carolina Governor Tweets Adele Lyrics to 'Rumor Has It'

1:59 PM, Dec 13, 2012

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley tweeted lyrics to an Adele song today. Here's the tweet:

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Honor the Pledge to the Voters

11:01 AM, Dec 11, 2012

Elliott Abrams writes about the recently announced retirements of Republicans Jim DeMint and Jo Ann Emerson from Congress:

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Haley's Choices

3:20 PM, Dec 10, 2012

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will appoint a new senator to take the seat of GOP senator Jim DeMint, who was reelected in 2010 and will be resigning early next year to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Sources in South Carolina say Haley will pick Charleston-area congressman Tim Scott, and, if not him, state representative Ralph Norman is considered the next most likely candidate for the job. 

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'DeMint's Zeal'

8:53 AM, Dec 10, 2012

Ross Douthat, writing in the New York Times:

IN November 2008, just after John McCain was routed by Barack Obama, Jim DeMint addressed a Myrtle Beach conference on the future of the Republican Party. The first-term South Carolina senator was there to reassure his audience: Republicans might have lost an election, but conservatism hadn’t lost the country.

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The Ideal Replacement for Jim DeMint: Rep. Tim Scott

12:36 PM, Dec 06, 2012

With Republican Jim DeMint’s resignation from the Senate, Republicans now have a chance to take a bold and politically beneficial step by making Congressman Tim Scott the new senator from South Carolina.

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Jim DeMint to Resign, Lead Heritage Foundation

10:37 AM, Dec 06, 2012

Jim DeMint, South Carolina's junior Republican senator and a stalwart conservative, will resign his Senate seat next month to become the president of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative Washington-based think tank. The Wall Street Journal reports:

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S.C. Radio Ad: Romney 'Shares Our Values'

2:49 PM, Jan 13, 2012

A new 60-second radio advertisement from the Mitt Romney campaign makes an appeal to South Carolina's socially conservative Republicans. Listen to the ad below:

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DeMint: Romney Will Win S.C. Primary

3:43 PM, Jan 11, 2012

Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina said yesterday that he thinks Mitt Romney will win the South Carolina primary on January 21.

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Romney Gets North Carolina Endorsements

And in South Carolina, will DeMint endorse Mitt again?
11:38 AM, Oct 17, 2011

The Romney campaign announced today that three North Carolina Republican congressmen have endorsed MItt Romney for president. Howard Coble, Virginia Foxx, and Patrick McHenry praised Romney for his business experience and economic know-how in prepared statements.

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Balanced Budget Amendment Gains Momentum

All 47 GOP Senators now support a balanced budget amendment
2:00 PM, Jul 07, 2011

Well, you don't see this every day -- Olympia Snowe and Jim DeMint have teamed up to produce this Wall Street Journal op-ed about the need for a balanced budget amendment:

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Sen. Jim DeMint: President has Stocked NLRB with 'Union Thugs'

11:16 AM, May 27, 2011

Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C., sat down for an interview with Coffee and Markets, a podcast hosted by Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech. When asked about the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to keep Boeing from building a factory in his state, DeMint had some exceptionally harsh words for the NLRB:

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Not a Single Dem Senator Will Support Effort to Curb NLRB After Boeing Overreach

12:45 PM, May 19, 2011

I've pounded this drum good and hard, but here's another stark reminder that, thanks to hundreds of millions in campaign cash, the Democratic party is basically a subsidiary of organized labor.

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