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Scott poised to become first black Republican senator in 34 years

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Tim Scott, a Tea Party favorite from South Carolina who was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, has been tapped to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and will become the first black Republican senator in more than three decades. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American governor of her state, said her decision to name Scott is "historic in many ways" but she was...

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