Governor Narrows List of Possible DeMint Replacements

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By Rob Dew

Columbia, SC (CNN)--The list has been whittled down to five possible to replace republican Senator JIm DeMint.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gets to name the replacement and she has announced her short list.

The choices include Representatives Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy, former State Attorney General Henry McMaster, former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford and conservative attorney Catherine Templeton.

Senator DeMint is leaving at the end of the year to head up a conservative think tank.

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