Scott tapped to replace Sen. DeMint

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Jonathan Vickery - Staff Writer

A state representative has been picked to take over for U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, who is resigning for another job.
Gov. Nikki Haley announced Dec. 17 she selected Rep. Tim Scott, a Charleston Republican. He will take over for DeMint in January.
Scott said he is honored to accepted the governor's appointment. "I look to the Lord's grace to give me the strength and wisdom to fulfill that duty in a way that reflects well on our state and our country."
In a press release, DeMint said Scott is a great pick for the state and naiton. "I know he cares deeply about the future of our nation and will fight to increase freedom and opportunity for everyone."
"What we looked for in a new senator is a fighter - someone with courage and leadership for our state and nation at a time when we need it most, and someone who understands South Carolina's issues and knows her people. That's what we found in Tim Scott."