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Jim DeMint to Become Heritage's Next President

Via blog.heritage.org » Submitted On Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:01pm by Ronald Grey

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will leave the U.S.Senate next year to become president of The Heritage Foundation, succeeding Edwin J. Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years. Heritage's Board of Trustees unanimously chose DeMint as the organization's next leader, starting April 3.

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I am not sure I am happy about this. Certainly DeMint is a good choice to lead Heritage. But he is so valuable as one of the few principled leaders in the Senate. He has stood up to the "Establishment" of his own party. He has bucked the NRSC to promote conservatives in Republican primaries.

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