DeMint's resignation opens up 2014 races in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's decision to resign with four years remaining in his term is creating an election season almost unprecedented in South Carolina's modern political history.

South Carolina voters will choose both their U.S. senators along with their governor, all of their U.S. House members and statewide office holders in 2014.

Not even incumbents could be safe, as there have been rumblings of Republican primary challengers for Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Haley is giving few clues on whom she will choose to replace DeMint. She sent out a statement Friday saying it would be a person who shares the same conservative philosophy. She also says she will not have herself appointed and won't run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

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