FACEBOOK GROUP WANTS FISCAL CONSERVATIVE TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is being encouraged to run for governor of South Carolina by a new Facebook group … but is such a bid in his future?
Obviously this isn’t the first time a “DeMint for Governor” rumor has been cranked up … in fact we speculated on this theoretical a few short months ago. Yet while there’s no love lost between DeMint and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who continues to be bogged down by scandals and weak poll numbers – that doesn’t necessarily mean DeMint is eyeing this seat.
The 61-year-old Republican – who has emerged as one of the few true fiscal conservatives in Washington, D.C. – still has four years left on his second (and presumably last) term in the U.S. Senate. Why would he give that up? Well … other than the widely known fact that his wife, Debbie, is eager for him to return to their Greenville, S.C. home?
We’re not sure …
DeMint has become a national player, and is viewed in some circles as a legitimate presidential contender (speculation he hasn’t ruled out, incidentally). Why would he trade that in to be a weak executive in a legislatively controlled state?
Again … we’re not sure.
“Hmmmm,” reporter Alexis Levinson of The Daily Caller tweeted in response to the “DeMint for Governor” speculation.
We concur …
FITS reached out to a source close to DeMint in an effort to get some sort of read on these tea leaves but were basically given this answer …