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DeMint Spokesman: 'He's Not Running For President' DeMint Spokesman: 'He's Not Running For President'

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DeMint Spokesman: 'He's Not Running For President'

June 1, 2011

A spokesman for Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., denied the South Carolina senator is exploring whether he should run for president, telling Hotline On Call that the Republican lawmaker was just being respectful to those who have encouraged him to seek the GOP nomination when he said he was now looking at a bid.

DeMint told The Hill on Tuesday that he was thinking about running after an array of supporters encouraged him to do so. The comments came just as speculation has increased that another candidate will enter the GOP presidential field, which many see as lackluster, after Mitch Daniels and Mike Huckabee passed on a run.

But Matt Hoskins, spokesman for the DeMint group Conservatives Senate Fund, said the senator does not have any plans to leave his seat.

"Nothing has changed," Hoskins said. "He's not running for president."

The senator was simply "being respectful to everyone who wants him to run," the spokesman said. "His heart is in the Senate."


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