A conservative political scientist professor says the
appointment of Congressman Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the
Senate should benefit two other South Carolina Republicans who are
expected to face tough re-election battles in 2014.
Tim Scott is a conservative black Republican -- a resource
that the GOP will undoubtedly utilize in the next two years in an
effort to overcome accusations by Democrats that it is a party of
"angry white men." (
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Dr. Charles W. Dunn is the distinguished professor
of government at Regent University and taught at South Carolina's
Clemson University for more than a quarter of a century.
"This will mean a Republican from the heart of the old South, a
black member of the Senate," he says of Scott. "That is of great
significance to the nation."
Dunn believes Scott is going to help the 2014 reelection efforts
of fellow South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, and of the person
who appointed him to his Senate seat, Governor Nikki Haley.
"Senator Graham, who has some problems with the base of the
party in South Carolina, will find this choice helpful," Dunn tells
OneNewsNow. "And Governor Haley, who has also had some problems,
will find this choice helpful."
Dunn believes Scott is so popular that he will get some support
from the heavily black Democratic base in The Palmetto State.