Report: SC Gov. Nikki Haley may Appoint former SC Attorney General Henry McMaster to Fill Jim DeMint U.S. Senate Seat – 12/8/12

Above is video of Henry McMaster in 2010 endorsing Nikki Haley for Governor after losing to her in the GOP Primary. NOTE: McMaster has a REALLY strong Southern accent!

That would be a surprise. I think many of us believed she would appoint GOP Rep. Tim Scott to fill DeMint’s seat:

BIG GOVERNMENT: Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace outgoing Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who is leaving the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation next month.

According to the Pajamas Media, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who, by law, must appoint DeMint’s successor, has “reportedly already informed key South Carolina politicians of her decision” to appoint McMaster.

Haley on Friday said she would not appoint herself to the seat but would make an appointment “quickly.” A special election for a full six-year term will be held in 2014, and McMaster may be appointed as a placeholder, which would mean many of the state’s top young conservatives would enter the primary to win DeMint’s Senate seat in 2014. . . . Read More

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