Monday, December 17, 2012
The announcement is expected to happen at noon at the Statehouse.
Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to announce the person who will replace Sen. Jim DeMint at noon today. State law gives the Republican governor the authority to pick DeMint's successor. DeMint announced less than two weeks ago that he would resign Jan. 1 to take the helm of national conservative think tank, Heritage Foundation. Patch looked at some of the likely candidates shortly after the vacancy was announced. But a list of five--that included Jenny Sanford--emerged last week. Keep up with all of Patch's coverage of South Carolina politics by following us on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Governor says she won't delay in naming replacement for U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.
CHARLESTON — Gov. Nikki Haley has heard from a throng of individuals who think they'd be right to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint. "There are hundreds of people that have shown us that they want that position," said Haley while speaking at a jobs announcement in Charleston on Tuesday. "There are qualified people out there in South Carolina." Haley said the names floated in the media this week represent qualified candidates, and that she's been presented "lists and lists" of people who want the job. Read more about potential replacements. Though U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-Charleston, is on the top of most lists, Haley said she did not meet with the congressman while in his hometown on Tuesday. And she says the seat has not…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
At a stop Monday at a local manufacturer, DeMint decries the "uncertainty" that the Obama Administration and Congress are creating for small businesses.
From the look and sound of things, Adex Machining Technologies has a bright future ahead of it as it continues to grow and build customers in the aerospace, defense, and energy sectors. Led by Jason Premo and Sean Witty, two young, erstwhile Georgia Tech graduates, the company — located on Feaster Road in Greenville — machines heavy-metal components for the likes of Boeing and Sikorsky and General Electric. Begun in 2007 with just a handful of employees, the company now employs nearly 50. Several of those employees earn wages in the range of $60,000 annually, Premo said, with a handful of others earning six figures — many with only a tech school degree. Still, despite the company's apparent success, both Premo and Witty fret about their …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Senator won't tip his hand regarding possible endorsement
Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday that he was no closer to making a decision as to which Republican candidate he will support in the GOP race, but confirmed that he would be soon meeting with two top-tier challengers. DeMint spoke with Patch after addressing hundreds of professionals at the 2011 Adoption and Foster Care Conference at Taylors First Baptist Church. DeMint said that he hasn't made a decision on not only on which candidate to back, but whether or not he'll make an endorsement at all. He did confirm, however, that he would be meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who unveiled his tax plan during his Tuesday trip to South Carolina. The senator will also be meeting with businessman Hermain Cain next week. DeMint has already met …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Former Gov. Mitt Romney will attend events in South Carolina on Labor Day and could get key endorsement.
Maybe former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney isn't ignoring the Palmetto State after all. A key visit and a key endorsement could be just around the corner. The Advisory Committee of the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum announced Tuesday that Romney will participate in the candidate forum to be hosted on Labor Day by Sen. Jim Demint in South Carolina. "Having full participation from all declared candidates who qualified for the forum proves once again how critical South Carolina is in choosing the next president," Demint said in a prepared statement. "This forum will provide a unique opportunity for candidates to discuss their commitment to America's first principles and how we can move our country forward again." Romney …