Former Sen. Jim DeMint
Republican • South Carolina 2 Terms • Sworn In 2005
- 35 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 8 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 6 of 100)
- 131 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 10 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
DeMint was born September 2, 1951 in Greenville, South Carolina. He was educated at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, the University of Tennessee and Clemson University. He owned a market research firm in Greenville.
DeMint won the Republican primary for the 4th district in 1998, when Fourth District Congressman Bob Inglis decided to honor a promise to serve only three terms in the House and run against Senator Fritz Hollings. DeMint easily won election in November. The district is considered the most Republican in the state, and he never faced serious or well-funded opposition. Read More...
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Recent Voting History
H.R. 8: "Fiscal cliff" bill
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 8Abstain (against party)January 01, 2013
On the Nomination (Confirmation Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an Assistant Seceretary of Housing and Urban Development)Abstain (against party)December 30, 2012
On the Nomination (Confirmation William Joseph Baer, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General)Abstain (against party)December 30, 2012