Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Senator Jim DeMint is leaving the U.S. Senate to take over the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington next year which means South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley must appoint someone to fill the remainder of DeMint's term which expires in 2016.
South Carolina voters elected DeMint to be their conservative champion in the Senate and his replacement should honor their wishes. I can think of no one better than Tim Scott.
I proudly cast my vote for Tim as my Congressional Representative last month and would be only too happy to see him represent me in the U.S. Senate.
Like so many other black Republicans, Tim's story is an inspirational one for all Americans. He grew up in poverty in North Charleston in a single parent household. His mother worked 16 hours a day to keep the family together.
Tim worked his way up through the SC GOP circles and was first elected to Congress in 2010 with a wave of Tea Party support. He won re-election this year with 62% of the vote. He's a solid conservative with a 96% rating from the American Conservative Union.
South Carolina voters could count on Scott to continue the conservative traditions of Jim DeMint. And Scott, who has already demonstrated leadership potential in the House of Representatives would bring a fresh perspective to the Senate.
Perhaps what I would look forward to most is that Scott could criticize Obama without being called a racist. In fact, we could turn the tables on Democrats. When they go after Scott, as they surely would, we can point out that by their own rules that makes THEM racists. Oh the fun we could have!
TIM SCOTT FOR SENATE!