Jenny Sanford on Haley's Short List to Replace DeMint

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 09:25 AM

By Martin Gould

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The former wife of cheating governor Mark Sanford is on a shortlist of five candidates to replace Jim DeMint as South Carolina’s next senator, a new report claims.

Jenny Sanford, 50, would “bring an instant celebrity profile and would almost certainly unleash a torrent of media attention,” says CNN.

“Aside from a national book tour, she has kept a low profile since weathering a storm of scandal in 2009, when her husband, then-Gov. Mark Sanford, disappeared from the state to visit his girlfriend in Argentina,” the network’s political reporter, Peter Hamby says.

Hamby says the other four people on Republican Gov. Nikki Haley’s shortlist are Rep. Tim Scott — said to be DeMint’s choice — Rep. Trey Gowdy, former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and attorney Catherine Templeton, who heads the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control.

"All of them have proven to be fighters in their lives and Nikki respects that and likes them all," a GOP source told Hamby. "She respects their service and thinks any of them will make a great senator."

DeMint is due to leave the Senate on Dec. 31 to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation. Haley’s choice will have to face voters in an election in Nov. 2014.

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