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National Journal: Scott, Gowdy are SC’s most conservative in U.S. House, DeMint ranks 10th in Senate

  If you check National Journal’s conservative effectiveness rankings for the U.S. House, you will find The Palmetto State’s most right-leaning legislators tying for 80th place out of 435.  Republicans Trey Gowdy  and Tim Scott each earned scores of 66 on economic issues, 83 on…

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SC primary: Can you HEAR us NOW?

          Two South Carolina Republican officials with strong conservative and Tea Party credentials appear to be sending the GOP establishment and the party’s presidential candidates a message.  U.S. Senator Jim DeMint says that the party and its voters need to pay…

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DeMint: Big-spending business-as-usual in Congress

      U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), writing in The Hill over the weekend, says The Tea Party needs to finish what it started in 2010 if  real change is ever to come to DC: The hard choice Democrats have given Republicans has paid…

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DeMint stands alone against ‘pandering’

No one can accuse South Carolina’s U.S. Senator Jim DeMint of being a typical Washington politician — wetting his finger and holding it up to see which way the wind blows: You can accuse U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of being Scrooge, but you can’t accuse him of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after…

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Jim DeMint: Common sense’s lone voice in the U.S. Senate

    For North Carolinians like me who appreciated Senator Jesse Helms — and are dismayed by what we now have representing us in the Senate,  South Carolina’s Jim DeMint gives us some hope for the future. Like Helms did in his day, DeMint rejects…

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North Carolina’s “Monty Hall” Republicans in Washington …

The new majority in the state legislature has been a pleasant surprise for North Carolina conservatives, who have stewed for years about the spending smorgasbord on Jones Street.  We have been seeing a lot of principled conservatism and common-sense legislation coming out of the legislature…