Marco Rubio: Tim Scott is a "worthy successor" to Jim DeMint

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Senator Marco Rubio released the following statement after Governor Nikki Haley announced Rep. Tim Scott as Senator Jim DeMint’s successor:

“I applaud Governor Nikki Haley’s decision to send Tim Scott to represent the people of South Carolina in the United States Senate. I’ve gotten to know Congressman Scott since his election to the House of Representatives two years ago and know him to be a passionate, thoughtful and sincere advocate for the people of South Carolina and for limited government principles. He is a worthy successor to my good friend Senator Jim DeMint, who remains a role model for those of us drawn to public service and the desire to keep America an exceptional nation. I look forward to working with soon-to-be Senator Scott in the months and years ahead to advance the principles of a limited and effective government.”

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