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Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, said data from a recent report showing unwed motherhood and single-parent households on the rise, indicate America is on the wrong track. (Associated Press)

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Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, said data from a recent report showing unwed motherhood and single-parent households on the rise, indicate America is on the wrong track. (Associated Press)

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Former Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, speaks at the Heritage Action for America 2014 Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint waves while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint waves while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, told a conservative policy summit organized by Heritage Action for America in Washington on Monday that conservatives "must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, told a conservative policy summit organized by Heritage Action for America in Washington on Monday that conservatives "must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, told a conservative policy summit organized by Heritage Action for America in Washington on Monday that conservatives "must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Former Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, speaks at the Heritage Action for America 2014 Conservative Policy Summit in Washington on Feb. 10, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is trying to wield conservative power outside the Senate. (Associated Press)

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is trying to wield conservative power outside the Senate. (Associated Press)

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South Carolina Republican politics: Sen. Tim Scott, Gov. Nikki Haley and former senator Jim DeMint. (photo from South Carolina Republican Party)

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** FILE ** Jim DeMint resigned from his U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina to take leadership at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Then-Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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The Senate Conservatives Fund, founded by then-Sen. Jim DeMint (left) in 2008, is already criticizing the Conservative Victory Project, a new super PAC organized by American Crossroads, the sleek 2012 fundraising machine that boasted Karl Rove as point man. (Associated Press)

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The Senate Conservatives Fund, founded by then-Sen. Jim DeMint (left) in 2008, is already criticizing the Conservative Victory Project, a new super PAC organized by American Crossroads, the sleek 2012 fundraising machine that boasted Karl Rove as point man. (Associated Press)