Matt Lewis

Jim DeMint resigning from the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation

Photo of Matt K. Lewis
Matt K. Lewis
Senior Contributor
  • See All Articles
  • Send Email
  • Subscribe to RSS
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Bio

      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

From The Club for Growth:

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth today issued the following statement in reaction to news that United States Senator Jim DeMint is resigning from the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation:

 

“Senator DeMint has done more to advance the cause of freedom and liberty in Congress than anyone else since his election,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola.“Senator DeMint is a champion of economic freedom, a defender of free markets, and one of the strongest allies the Club for Growth has had in the United States Senate. We wish him nothing but the best in his new role at Heritage.”

The Wall Street Journal has more.

South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as
president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post
as South Carolina’s junior senator in early January to take control of
the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80
million.

 

Sen. DeMint’s departure means that South Carolina Governor Nikki
Haley, a Republican, will name a successor, who will have to run in a
special election in 2014. In that year, both Mr. DeMint’s replacement
and Sen. Lindsey Graham will be running for reelection in South
Carolina.

Sen. Tim Scott, anyone??