U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, center, speaks to the media during a news 

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, center, speaks to the media during a news conference as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from right, and Sen. Jim DeMint, right, look on at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. Haley picked Scott to be the state's next U.S. senator Monday, making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
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U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, center, speaks to the media during a news conference as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from right, and Sen. Jim DeMint, right, look on at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. Haley picked Scott to be the state's next U.S. senator Monday, making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
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