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Sources: Gov. Nikki Haley to Appoint Henry McMaster to US Senate
Pajamas Media ^ | 12/07/2012 | Christian Adams

Posted on 12/07/2012 1:05:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The Tatler has learned that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is almost certain to appoint former South Carolina Republican Party Chair and former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster to fill the unexpired term of retiring Senator Jim DeMint. McMaster was a prominent supporter of Haley in a contentious GOP primary. Haley has reportedly already informed key South Carolina politicians of her decision.

Yesterday I blogged that Haley should appoint Congressman Joe Wilson to this post, or in the alternative, Tea Party favorite Rep. Tim Scott. A Republican in Washington in 2012 must have experience with the organized Left that now dominates the Democrat Party. It isn’t 1995 anymore, and any politician not familiar with the militancy that is driving Democrat policies in Washington in 2012 will have a steep learning curve. Wilson and Scott have experienced it firsthand and would have made excellent U.S. senators. South Carolina is [thankfully] far removed from the sort of militancy that characterizes Democrat politics in Washington.

McMaster is a conservative South Carolina Republican in the Carroll Campbell mold (the South Carolina governor who served from 1987-1995). He has extensive experience working in the Republican Party trenches. Ronald Reagan appointed McMaster to be the United States attorney for South Carolina (upon Strom Thurmond’s recommendation). He led a revolution of sorts in the 1990s, taking over the state party apparatus as chairman and dislodging a number of more moderate party staff. He has won statewide elections and lost statewide elections, including to former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings. He won the election for South Carolina attorney general in 2002.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 112th; 113th; henrymcmaster; jimdemint; mcmaster; nikkihaley

1 posted on 12/07/2012 1:05:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Henry McMaster backgrounder can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_McMaster


2 posted on 12/07/2012 1:06:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody in SC know anything about McMaster?


3 posted on 12/07/2012 1:06:39 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody in SC know anything about McMaster?


4 posted on 12/07/2012 1:06:50 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to Repeal and Replace the Republican Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

What about Tim Scott?


5 posted on 12/07/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Henry McMaster backgrounder can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_McMaster


6 posted on 12/07/2012 1:07:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is this a good appointment, or a sorry appointment? Hard to tell from the article. South Carolinians, please speak up!

I would have loved to have seen Joe Wilson elevated to the Senate. He’s my hero after Scott WAlker.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 1:09:42 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like this guy has a SQUISH/RINO/GOP-e Streak. Nikki cannot be trusted to be a conservative! She NEEDS Primaried BAD!


8 posted on 12/07/2012 1:18:02 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Not a the absolute worst appointment/but not good either. A Major Dissapointment compared to any of the other names..... Rep. Tim Scott,Rep. Mulvaney, Rep. Trey Gowdy. At most he is a convienent Seat Filler until 2014.......A major INSIDE GOP guy. Don’t expect much from him if he is Nominated and he will get Major GOP-e Support in 2014 likely thwarting other canidates.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 1:19:00 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: SeekAndFind

A white lawyer. Oh, goody!


10 posted on 12/07/2012 1:20:19 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone noticing the National trend? They are trying to marginalize the Tea Party. This would have been a perfect opportunity to set up a Tea Partier for 2014 but ...

Marginalization of Conservatives is in full swing in the #GOP.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 1:27:23 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like repaying a political debt is at play here. Too bad, because SC has good young conservative talent.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 1:28:01 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Haley got orders from *above* not to appoint a *Problem* conservative.............I'd bet on it.
13 posted on 12/07/2012 1:30:54 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: ScottinVA

I like her, but have always had the impression that Haley was wobbly when it came to standing up to her own party. She’s no Palin.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 1:31:14 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jakerobins

Oh, yes. I’d forgotten about Trey Gowdy. He’d be outstanding. Even better than Joe Wilson whom (I suspect) is still embarrassed over his outburst at the SOTU. Wilson was just saying what everyone else was thinking.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 1:35:56 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind

All the Constitutional Government advocates are being told to hit the bricks. It started with Palin being run out-right after the 2010 elections.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 1:37:16 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Maybe Scott can dislodge Graham in 2014.


17 posted on 12/07/2012 1:37:30 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ilovesarah2012

What’s more, an old white lawyer. He’s already 65, would be 67 running for a full term. Like a Supreme Court judge, these guys should be young if they’re appointed, so they can defend the seat with the power of incumbency for a long time.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 1:41:27 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

She should have appointed herself, but not resign as Governor. That would really piss off the lib holes and their MSMtoadies.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 1:46:50 PM PST by wny
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To: bigbob

Well obviously she’s no Palin. She actually plans to finish her term.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 1:46:59 PM PST by redk
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmmm.... I smell RINO meat.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 1:59:58 PM PST by avacado
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To: redk; onyx
Well obviously she’s no Palin. She actually plans to finish her term.

Spoken like a good liberal troll. Ignore the facts and spread the "progressive" talking points. You would probably be quite a hit over at your home site, DemocrapUnderground.

I would explain the costs to her and her state, but I seriously doubt you would understand... or try to justify more of your "progressive" meme!

Excerpt (with video from her resignation speech)-...Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions.

Every one - all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We've won! But it hasn't been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to "opposition research" - that's money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers - or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the "politics of personal destruction" ... Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn't cost them a dime so they're not going to stop draining public resources - spending other peoples' money in their game.

It's pretty insane - my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more "politics as usual," but THIS isn't what anyone had in mind for ALASKA.

If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!

And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people! ...

That is what a Patriotic CONSERVATIVE does.

22 posted on 12/07/2012 2:21:08 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right." - Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: SeekAndFind

WeekEnd at Bernies..... the GOP is quite dead......


23 posted on 12/07/2012 3:50:30 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: WVKayaker

Yeah the fact that I like Nikki Haley must have been a dead giveaway that I’m a liberal troll from DU. Not bowing before the alter of Palin doesn’t make you a liberal.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 4:00:33 PM PST by redk
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To: redk

Well, you sure do a fine job of repeating liberal talking points!


25 posted on 12/07/2012 4:08:31 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right." - Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: SeekAndFind
If the McMaster story is true, my guess is that it will be conditioned upon him being a "caretaker," and not running again in the special election in 2014.

A very interesting 2014 primary, for the two years which would be remaining in the term, may be shaping up -- Congressmen Scott, Mulvaney, and Gowdy are logical possibilities. Add to that the fact that Lindsay Graham's seat is up for election the same year. If Graham runs again (not a sure thing), any of the aforementioned Congressmen may challenge him in a primary. And, of course, Gov. Haley will be up for re-election at the same time.

I live close to the SC line (hence my screen name). I expect to see fireworks over the horizon.

26 posted on 12/07/2012 4:11:19 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: The Cajun
Haley got orders from *above* not to appoint a *Problem* conservative.............I'd bet on it.

Hers is one of the names bandied about for 2016. I'd be surprised if she isn't interested and no doubt would like help and support from on high.

The eGOP gets what they think they want and she might get what she wants, if she plays ball.

27 posted on 12/07/2012 5:57:23 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Maybe Scott can dislodge Graham in 2014.
Now that makes REAL sense. A ray of hope.
28 posted on 12/07/2012 6:47:54 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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