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U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, left, speaks during a news conference as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Jim DeMint look on at the Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. Scott was named as DeMint's replacement in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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