U.S. Senator-elect Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, takes the stage with his wife, Debbie, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Columbia, S.C. Mr. DeMint defeated Democrat Inez Tenebaum. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

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U.S. Senator-elect Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, takes the stage with his wife, Debbie, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Columbia, S.C. Mr. DeMint defeated Democrat Inez Tenebaum. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)