Tea party favorite SC Sen. Jim DeMint won't endorse in SC GOP primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Tea party favorite U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint says he won’t endorse a candidate in the 2012 presidential race, taking what could have been a huge bump in popularity off the table for candidates in early voting South Carolina.

Media Credit: Iron Mill News Service

DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton on Monday confirmed a report that the senator would stay on the sidelines of the first nominating contest in the South.

“He’s not going to bed endorsing in the presidential race,” Denton said. “He will be focusing on electing conservatives to the United States Senate.”

The Washington Post first reported that DeMint is staying out of the primary.

In January 2007, DeMint’s early endorsement of Mitt Romney gave the former Massachusetts governor a bigger presence in a crowded political field that included former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the eventual nominee, Sen. John McCain.

via Tea party favorite SC Sen. Jim DeMint won’t endorse anyone in state’s early GOP primary | StarTribune.com.

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