Stephen Colbert, the Puck of American politics, is the top choice of South Carolina voters to replace outgoing senator Jim DeMint, according to new numbers from Public Policy Polling. Colbert, the popular Comedy Central satirical news host, leads the field of Senate contenders with a 20% share of respondents naming him as their top pick, PPP said. His closest competition, Republican Tim Scott, nabbed 15%.
Governor Nikki Haley, a Tea Party darling, will appoint DeMint's replacement before Congress reconvenes in the new year. DeMint is leaving the Senate to run a conservative thinktank, the Heritage Foundation .
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