From POLITICO Influence:
Rep. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) name is being bandied about as a potential successor to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), but now that movement has formalized with an ‘Appoint Tim Scott’ movement. The group sent an email blast to South Carolina conservatives (and Washington reps) asking people to contact South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to push Scott’s case. Click here to see the petition.
Scott’s name was the first one to enter my mind when DeMint’s intention to resign became public. He is a solid conservative with an impressive background and a great story to tell. Don’t forget, he defeated one of Strom Thurmond’s kids in the GOP primary to win his House seat. I had the good fortune of meeting Scott before he was elected to the House and it came out that he was greatly inspired by Jack Kemp not just in terms of social policy, but tax policy as well. (Ironically, the place where I first met Scott was the exact same place where I first met Marco Rubio, another Kemp disciple who was just honored by the Kemp Foundation.)
I wholeheartedly support the movement to have Gov. Haley appoint Congressman Scott to the U.S. Senate.