It seems likely to me that virtually any unobjectionable Republican who Nikki Haley might appoint would retain the Senate seat that is opening up with Jim DeMint’s retirement.  And if Haley’s likely Senate appointees are ideologically similar (and judging from their voting record, you don’t get much more similar than the South Carolina House Republican delegation), why are so many national voices coming out in support of Tim Scott?  Since neither the partisan, nor ideological balance of power in the Senate seems to be at issue, why isn’t this a local issue?

I’ll share my answers tomorrow if I have the time.

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