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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington. He is resigning to take over at Heritage Foundation.

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Sen. DeMint resigning to head conservative group

Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party favorite known for bucking party leaders to back challenges to centrist veterans he didn’t view as conservative enough, said Thursday he was resigning to take the helm of a conservative think tank.


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