49 Facts About Jim DeMint

1. Jim DeMint is among a number of conservative Republican lawmakers who has expressed opposition to Zelaya, citing his ties to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and offered support for Micheletti.

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2. In 2017, Jim DeMint founded the Conservative Partnership Institute, of which he serves as chairman.

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3. In June 2017, Jim DeMint became a senior advisor to Citizens for Self-Governance, a group which is seeking to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution in order to reduce federal government spending and power.

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4. On May 2, 2017, Jim DeMint submitted his resignation after a unanimous vote by the Foundation's board of trustees.

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5. On December 6, 2012, Jim DeMint announced he would resign from the Senate before the 113th Congress convened in January 2013 to become president of The Heritage Foundation.

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6. Jim DeMint consistently led Greene by more than 30 points throughout the campaign and won reelection by a landslide.

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7. Jim DeMint stirred controversy during debates with Tenenbaum when he stated his belief that openly gay people should not be allowed to teach in public schools.

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8. Jim DeMint led Tenenbaum through much of the campaign and ultimately defeated her by 9.6 percentage points.

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9. Jim DeMint declared his candidacy for the Senate on December 12, 2002, after Hollings announced that he would retire after the 2004 elections.

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10. Jim DeMint faced no major-party opposition in 2000, and defeated an underfunded Democrat in 2002.

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11. Jim DeMint finished second in the primary behind State Senator and fellow Greenville resident Michael Fair, even though he didn't carry a single county in the district.

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12. Jim DeMint served as an informal advisor to Fourth District congressman Bob Inglis from 1993 to 1999.

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13. Jim DeMint voted in favor of declaring English the official language of the US government.

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14. Jim DeMint voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, in December 2009, and he voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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15. Jim DeMint has voted to ban same-sex adoption in Washington, DC DeMint drew considerable criticism by saying that openly gay teachers should be banned from teaching in public schools.

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16. Jim DeMint has repeatedly voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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17. Jim DeMint supports school prayer and introduced legislation to allow schools to display banners including references to God.

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18. Jim DeMint has expressed opposition to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 on the basis that granting amnesty to illegal immigrants may cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars.

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19. Jim DeMint has expressed concern about various United Nations treaties, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Law of the Sea Treaty.

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20. Jim DeMint favored preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons over a policy of containment after their development.

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21. In 2011, Jim DeMint voted in favor of Rand Paul's resolution opposing military involvement in Libya.

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22. Jim DeMint voted to authorize military force in Iraq in 2002.

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23. In late 2009, Jim DeMint criticized Barack Obama for waiting eight months into his first term as president before nominating a new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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24. Jim DeMint supported the new government, while the Obama administration favored Zelaya's return to the presidency.

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25. Jim DeMint supports a high level of government accountability through the auditing federal agencies.

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26. Jim DeMint led a group of Senators in opposing government loans to corporations.

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27. Jim DeMint opposed President Barack Obama's health care reform efforts, saying of the Affordable Care Act, "If we're able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo.

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28. Jim DeMint has supported many changes to federal spending, such as prioritizing a balanced budget amendment instead of increasing the national debt limit.

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29. Jim DeMint founded the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee, which supports conservative, small government, Tea Party–allied Republican politicians in primary challenges and general elections.

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30. In 2011, Jim DeMint was identified by Salon as one of the most conservative members of the Senate.

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31. Jim DeMint is a member of the Republican Party and is aligned with the Tea Party movement.

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32. In 2012, Jim DeMint resigned his seat in order to become president of the Heritage Foundation.

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33. Jim DeMint was reelected in 2010, at which time he became the highest-ranking elected official associated with the Tea Party.

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34. In 2008, Jim DeMint formed the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee with the intention of supporting conservative candidates that may have otherwise been overlooked by the national party.

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35. Jim DeMint served as a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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36. Jim DeMint provided a crucial swing vote on a free trade bill regarding Caribbean countries.

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37. Jim DeMint was the only South Carolina House member to vote for normalizing trade relations with China, arguing in favor of free trade between the countries.

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38. In 2003, Jim DeMint sponsored legislation to allow people under the age of 55 to set aside 3 percent to 8 percent of their Social Security withholding income in personal investment accounts.

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39. Jim DeMint worked to privatize Social Security by allowing the creation of individual investment accounts in the federal program.

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40. Jim DeMint pledged to serve only three terms in the House, and in 2003 he announced his run for the Senate seat of outgoing Democrat Ernest Hollings in the 2004 election cycle.

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41. Jim DeMint was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1999 and served South Carolina's Fourth Congressional District until 2005, when he was elected to the US Senate.

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42. In 1998, Inglis ran for the US Senate, and Jim DeMint left his firm to run for Inglis' old seat.

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43. Jim DeMint joined his father-in-law's advertising firm in Greenville in 1981, working in the field of market research.

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44. Jim DeMint received a bachelor's degree in 1973 from the University of Tennessee, where he was a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and received an MBA in 1981 from Clemson University.

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45. Jim DeMint was born in Greenville, South Carolina, one of four children.

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46. In June 2017, Jim DeMint became a senior advisor to Citizens for Self-Governance, an organization that supports a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution for the purpose of reducing federal government spending and power.

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47. Jim DeMint resigned from the Senate on January 1, 2013 to become president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

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48. Jim DeMint previously served as the United States Representative for from 1999 to 2005.

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49. Jim DeMint is a member of the Republican Party and a leading figure in the Tea Party movement.

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