U.S. Rep. Tim Scott smiles during a press conference announcing him as 

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott smiles during a press conference announcing him as Jim DeMint's replacement in the U.S. Senate at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Scott, as Sen. Jim DeMint's replacement, 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 smiles during a press conference announcing him as Jim DeMint's replacement in the U.S. Senate at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Scott, as Sen. Jim DeMint's replacement, 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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