FORMER U.S. SENATOR RETURNS TO PALMETTO STATE
By FITSNEWS || Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint – president of the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation think tank – will return to his old congressional district next week for a panel discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan and others.
The so-called Vision SC conference will be held from 11:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. EST at the Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville, S.C. on Monday, November 17, 2014. Tickets are $50 – which includes lunch.
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The Vision SC conference is a production of DeMint’s South Carolina-based think tank, the Palmetto Policy Forum. In addition to DeMint and Duncan, it will also feature Heritage Foundation chief economist Steve Moore and public education reform advocate Kevin Chavous.
DeMint resigned his seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012 to become president of the Heritage Foundation. He was first elected to the Senate in 2004 – and reelected in 2010. Prior to that, he served three terms in the U.S. House representing South Carolina’s fourth congressional district (which includes Greenville).
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley appointed then-U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill DeMint’s seat, and last week Scott won a special election to claim the final two years on DeMint’s second term. He has said he will run for a full six-year term of his own in 2016.