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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)

  • District: Junior Senator from South Carolina
  • Residence: Greenville
  • Born: September 2, 1951; Greenville, S.C.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Debbie DeMint; four children
  • Education: U. of Tennessee, B.S. 1973 (communications); Clemson U., M.B.A. 1981
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1999-2005; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development - Ranking Member; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet - Ranking Member; Competitiveness, Innovation & Export Promotion; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Foreign Relations (European Affairs; International Operations & Organizations - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps & Global Narcotics Affairs); Joint Economic
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State Information: South Carolina

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Jim DeMint (R) 810,771 61.5%
Alvin Greene (D) 364,598 27.6%
Tom Clements (GREEN) 121,472 9.2%
2004 general Jim DeMint (R) 857,167 53.7%
Inez Tenenbaum (D) 704,384 44.1%
Patrick Tyndall (CNSTP) 13,464 0.8%
Rebekah Sutherland (LIBERT) 10,678 0.7%
Tee Ferguson (UC) 5,859 0.4%
Efia Nwangaza (GREEN, INDC) 4,383 0.3%
1998 general Ernest F. Hollings (D) 562,791 52.7%
Bob Inglis (R) 488,132 45.7%
Richard T. Quillian (LIBERT) 16,987 1.6%
1992 general Ernest F. Hollings (D) 591,030 50.1%
Thomas F. Hartnett (R) 554,175 46.9%
Mark Johnson (LIBERT) 22,962 1.9%
Robert Barnwell Clarkson II (AM) 11,568 1%
1986 general Ernest F. Hollings (D) 465,500 63.1%
1980 general Ernest F. Hollings (D) 612,554 70.4%
Marshall T. Mays (R) 257,946 29.6%
1974 general Ernest F. Hollings (D) 356,126 69.5%
1968 general Ernest F. Hollings (D) 404,060 61.9%
1966 special Ernest F. Hollings (D) 223,790 51.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 : 44.09% : 54.56%
2008 Barack Obama: 44.9% John McCain: 53.87%
2004 John Kerry: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%
1996 Bill Clinton: 44% Robert Dole: 50%
1992 Bill Clinton: 40% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 38% George H. W. Bush: 62%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 36% :

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