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InsiderOnline Blog: December 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint Thinks He Can Be More Effective on the Outside

On Thursday, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced he intends to resign from the Senate to become the next president of The Heritage Foundation. He explained the decision:

I think I can do a lot to support these conservatives inside the Senate and the House [by] working with the Heritage Foundation all over the country to convince Americans that our policies are the best for them. […] One hundred percent of Americans, whether they’re poor or rich – the conservative ideas will make the lives of Americans better. And Heritage has the platform for me to help spread that idea. […]

In the Senate, a lot of my role has been trying to stop bad legislation and explaining to America why the policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party are not good for them. […] And that’s an important role. But after spending most of my life in advertising and marketing and research, I know that we can do a whole lot better job of convincing the American people, winning their hearts and souls. If we do that, then we are going to be more effective inside of Congress and more effective at election time. [Remarks on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, as quoted by Huffington Post, December 6]

Posted on 12/06/12 04:46 PM by Alex Adrianson

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