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SC Gov. Haley says no to ‘placeholder’ appointee to DeMint’s seat

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday rejected the idea of appointing a “placeholder” to temporarily fill the Jim DeMint’s soon to be vacant Senate seat until an election can be held in 2014. The statement has increased speculation that she would appoint Rep. Tim Scott to the seat, though no such decision has been announced. Her statement reads: “As I continue to consider the impending...

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