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South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly released the following statement today after Governor Nikki Haley appointed U.S. Representative Tim Scott (SC-1) as South Carolina’s 56th United States Senator.

“South Carolina Republicans are thrilled with Governor Haley’s historic selection of Rep. Scott.

“Rep. Scott embodies our American dream. He is a man of faith, a small businessman, and a consistent voice for common sense reforms. We look forward to Rep. Scott carrying Senator Jim DeMint’s torch of conservative leadership.”


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