South Carolina: Haley to Appoint Scott to Fill DeMint Seat

Scott will succeed DeMint in the Senate in January. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Scott will succeed DeMint in the Senate in January. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:46am

South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley is set to appoint Republican Rep. Tim Scott to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., according to several news reports. The official announcement is expected to come at noon Monday.

Scott would immediately be up for re-election in 2014 to finish the rest of DeMint’s term, which expires in 2017.

DeMint announced plans to resign from Congress a week and a half ago to take the reigns of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.