SCF Applauds Jim DeMint for His Service
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) applauded U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) for his outstanding service Thursday following news that DeMint is departing the Senate to become the next president of The Heritage Foundation, the nation's largest and most respected conservative think tank.
"Senator Jim DeMint has been one of the strongest voices in Congress for American taxpayers and we thank him for his outstanding service to this nation," said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins. "Senator DeMint has consistently fought for conservative policies and he's helped elect a new generation of conservatives who will continue this legacy.
"We fully support Senator DeMint's decision to lead The Heritage Foundation. As a citizen legislator, he was set to leave the Senate at the end of this term, but this new role puts him in a powerful position to fight for conservative principles for many years to come. And we're confident Governor Haley will select a good replacement who will continue DeMint's principled leadership in the Senate. This is a win-win for the conservative movement."
Senator DeMint founded the Senate Conservatives Fund and helped it raise over $25 million to help elect eight outstanding candidates to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and 2012. These leaders include Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) as well as Senators-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Deb Fischer (R-NE).
DeMint cut his formal ties to SCF earlier this year, making it a non-affiliated, multi-candidate PAC. SCF will carry on DeMint's vision by working to elect even more principled leaders to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and beyond.