Via The Atlantic’s Political Wire:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has whittled down the list of people she is considering for Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat to five people, CNN reports.
Her final choices: Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), former state Attorney General Henry McMaster (R), former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford (R) and attorney Catherine Templeton (R).
Gowdy and Scott are both considered “rising stars” in the GOP and I would be perfectly comfortable, based on what I know about them, to see either replace DeMint when he retires to take the lead at the Heritage Foundation in January. Not sure why Jenny Sanford is on that list other than perhaps sentimental reasons. McMaster and Templeton I’ve never heard of.
As they say, stay tuned ….