Senator Scott

Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) is set to appoint Representative Tim Scott (R) as a replacement for Jim DeMint (R) to the United States Senate.  Scott will become the first African-American Republican Senator from the South since Reconstruction.  Since Reconstruction, only six African-Americans have held the position of United States Senator.  Hiram Revels (R-MS), Blanche Bruce (R-MS), Edward Brooke (R-MA), Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Roland Burris (D-IL) all served in the United States Senate.  Scott will be the seventh.

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