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Stephen For Senate? Colbert Enlists Twitter To Convince Gov. Haley To Appoint Him As DeMint’s Successor

Minutes after news broke that South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is resigning and heading to the Heritage Foundation, the speculation began: Stephen Colbert for Senate? On Thursday night, Colbert shined a spotlight on the rumors and asked his viewers for help… with getting Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint Colbert as DeMint’s replacement.

Haley gets the honors of picking the next senator, he noted, but who will she pick? She’ll want someone young, somebody conservative, somebody from South Carolina, maybe somebody who had a super PAC, somebody… who may or may not be sounding an awful lot like one Stephen Colbert.

But Colbert didn’t have to point the finger at himself — because everyone else already did that for him. So he told his viewers, “I want you to take to the Twitters, I want you to tweet at Nikki Haley why she should appoint me to the U.S. Senate with the hashtag # SenatorColbert.”

Colbert already has two presidential bids under his belt and, last year, was able to secure a super PAC.

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