News, staff reports
Congressman Tim Scott was selected by fellow Republican Gov. Nikki Haley Monday to take over the seat being vacated by Jim DeMint.
Chris Sullivan announced Monday night that he will seek the Republican nomination in the special election for House District 17. He made the announcement at the Executive Committee meeting of the county Republican Party.
“It is more important than ever that we send a representative to Columbia who will fight for our conservative principles and local values,” Sullivan said. “This last election proved that we must work harder than ever to protect our rights under the constitution. The next four years will bring some serious challenges and I want to be there to stand up to the intrusion of the Federal government.
Tommy Stringer (Rep. District 18)
I am grateful to Sen. DeMint for his leadership in the Senate and his unassailable commitment to conservative values. He will be sorely missed.
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) announced today that he will leave the Senate at the beginning of January to become the next president of The Heritage Foundation, the largest and most respected conservative think tank in America.
"It's been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina in United States Senate for the past eight years, but now it's time for me to pass the torch to someone else and take on a new role in the fight for America's future.