Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that he is not running for a Senate leadership position, despite a report that he was open to such a campaign.
The Greenville (S.C.) News reported Tuesday that the conservative senator did not rule out a run for leadership but ruled out a challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
“Let me jump in there, because I’m not running for a leadership position, and so I don’t want you to try to answer that question,” he said. “What we really need up here is a group of Republican senators who are gonna pull our leadership in the right direction, and Ron, I think that’s what I think you can help us do.”
He continued: “I didn’t want you to split the hairs on that because I’m not running for leadership.”