Rep. Tim Scott to Become South Carolina’s First Black Senator Since Reconstruction

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen Rep. Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate, a move that will make him the first African-American senator in the state’s history, a Republican official said Monday. Haley was expected to make the formal announcement at a noon news conference in Columbia, S.C., with […]

SC Gov. Considers Appointing Tim Scott To Be State’s First Black Senator

COLUMBIA – U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s resignation gives Gov. Nikki Haley authority to choose South Carolina’s next senator. A person close to Gov. Nikki Haley says the chief executive has narrowed her choice to five finalists. Her short list means South Carolina could have its first Black U.S. senator or first female senator. The person […]