DeMint-formed PAC says 'new leaders needed.'
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
South Carolina's longest serving GOP reps in Washington once again playing a national role.
It's no secret that South Carolina has two of the most influential senators in the country. As election day nears, both Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint are using their influence in different ways. Graham, the more moderate of the two, has been appearing in swing states, often with longtime friend Sen. John McCain to discuss how possible sequestration would effect voters in those states. On Tuesday, Graham was in New Mexico in support of Heather Wilson, a Republican locked in a tight race for senator against Democrat Martin Heinrich. New Mexico is leaning in Pres. Obama's direction and is on the verge of "going blue," so Wilson is a decided underdog and polls consistently show her to be at least seven points behind. DeMint, meanwhile is faced…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Senator redefining role of his office and rankling many in the process.
Political power is a tricky thing. Though constantly talked about, it is near impossible to measure and rarely reveals itself publicly. To be sure, Sen. Jim DeMint has that power. South Carolina’s junior senator has acquired the reputation as a “kingmaker,” having raised millions of dollars through the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee he founded prior to the 2010 mid-term elections. DeMint has also emerged as the de facto national leader of the Tea Party. He was re-elected without serious opposition in 2010 and at this time last year, he was planning a Labor Day Forum with presidential candidates. With the exception of Rick Perry, who had to back out at the last second, all of the major candidates attended the forum …
Monday, July 2, 2012
South Carolina's senator setting his sites on big conservative cash.
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will be pulling away from his Senate Conservatives Fund so that his pet project for growing like-minded GOPers in the chamber can achieve Super PAC status. For two election cycles, DeMint has been raising and spending $17 million across the country to get like-minded conservative Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate. Politico notes Monday morning that DeMint has caught on to the appeal of big spending Super PACs. The change provides an opportunity for more contributions — it just requires DeMint to take a step back from the operation of the PAC. Matt Hoskins, the DeMint operative overseeing the PAC, told Politico that the Senate Conservative Fund has more than 100,000 low-dollar donors. "It makes sense to begin the …