Former SC Attorney General McMaster eyed for DeMint Replacement

Editors Note: So Now we have two sources close to South Carolina Nikki Haley that say her pick to replace resigning Senator Jim DeMint is Congressman Tim Scott….I mean Former Attorney Henry McMaster.  Politisite’s s offices are located in Columbia, SC.  While we are hearing both names being tossed around, it all appears to be little more than  speculation and good guesswork.  McMaster endorsed Haley for Governor after he lost a primary fight to her in 2010.  But just for Giggles, we will post yet another story that points to McMaster

By Tony Lee

Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace outgoing Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who is leaving the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation next month.

According to the Pajamas Media, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who, by law, must appoint DeMint’s successor, has “reportedly already informed key South Carolina politicians of her decision” to appoint McMaster.

Haley on Friday said she would not appoint herself to the seat but would make an appointment “quickly.” A special election for a full six-year term will be held in 2014, and McMaster may be appointed as a placeholder, which would mean many of the state’s top young conservatives would enter the primary to win DeMint’s Senate seat in 2014.

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