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  • Sen. DeMint urges Republicans to unite behind Romney

    03/22/2012 4:24:14 PM PDT · by throwback · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 03.22.12 | JAMES ROSEN
    WASHINGTON -- Jim DeMint, among the nation's conservative leaders, stopped just short Thursday of endorsing Mitt Romney for president as the South Carolina senator called on the former Massachusetts governor's foes to re-evaluate their campaigns. DeMint's appeal for Republicans to focus on defeating President Barack Obama came a day after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another influential conservative, endorsed Romney and urged party unity. "What I can tell conservatives from my perspective is that I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited about the possibility of him possibly becoming our nominee," DeMint told reporters on Capitol Hill. At a time...
  • Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint Disagree on Tone of GOP Primary

    01/12/2012 9:55:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | January 12, 2012 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint are two powerful conservative voices in Republican politics, but they seem to be coming at the race for the Republican presidential nomination from totally different angles. Jim DeMint took to the airwaves on The Laura Ingraham Show to warn former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- and all of the other presidential candidates -- to tone down their campaign rhetoric in the Palmetto State. “I would encourage all of the candidates, ‘let’s just be as positive as we can.’ I know they’re frustrated if people run negative ads,” DeMint said....
  • Jim DeMint suggests Romney’s health care bill isn’t a 2012 disqualifier

    07/07/2011 10:47:31 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/07/11 | Holly Bailey
    Is Jim DeMint changing his tune again on Mitt Romney's health care plan? In an interview with National Review, the South Carolina senator calls Romney a "certainly viable" candidate for the 2012 GOP nomination and says he won't hold past policies against him. "I endorsed Romney last time, and I think he's a good candidate," DeMint said. "I'm not going to hold any one or two things against a candidate that they've done. I've had some bum votes in my life.""One of the reasons I endorsed Romney (in 2008) is his attempts to go make private health insurance available at...
  • DeMint Calls Romney a ‘Good Candidate’

    07/06/2011 4:35:01 PM PDT · by Al B. · 52 replies
    NRO ^ | July 6, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Sen. Jim DeMint, whose push for more conservative senate candidates in the 2010 cycle lead to several primary challenges, is open to endorsing Mitt Romney. “I endorsed Romney last time, and I think he’s a good candidate,” DeMint tells National Review Online today in an office visit. “I’m not going to hold any one or two things against a candidate that they’ve done. I’ve had some bum votes in my life.” Instead of a perfect voting record, DeMint is looking for “the ability to inspire and show some courage and I think, take on our own party in some cases.”...