South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley chose Tim Scott to become the interim replacement in the US Senate for Jim DeMint, who will leave to run the Heritage Foundation in January of next year. Scott becomes the first African-American Senator since Roland Burris left in 2010, and the first African-American representing the South in the Senate since Reconstruction (there have only been six other African-American Senators total in the history of the country). Governor Haley made the announcement at the State House in Columbia a short while ago.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 17, 2012 10:50 am|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 2, 2010 4:12 pm|
Republicans have their first Senate pickup of the night. Dan Coats was called the winner of the Indiana Senate race as soon as the polls closed across the state. Coats, a former Senator, will replace Evan Bayh. He defeated Rep. Brad Ellsworth in a race that was basically never in doubt.
|By: David Dayen Saturday June 12, 2010 5:45 pm|
I’m still reasonably certain that the selection of Alvin Greene over an almost equally unknown former state legislator in the South Carolina Senate Democratic primary can be explained by a combination of factors and not a conspiracy. However, I’m becoming less and less certain about that when I read more about the raw totals in [...]
|By: David Dayen Saturday June 12, 2010 1:15 pm|
What should alarm people is that this is the state of the South Carolina Democratic Party, a party which grew during the early 2008 primary elections but which clearly has not kept any contact with those new voters. No legitimate party should allow something like this to happen, and it says more about how illegitimate the SC Dems have become in just a couple years.