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  DeMint, Jim
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJim DeMint
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Columbia, South Carolina 29211, United States
Emailinfo@JimDeMint.com
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 Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/senatordemint
Born September 02, 1951
Died Still Living (62 years)
ContributorSC-Conservative
Last ModifiedAndy
Aug 08, 2012 05:13pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Term Limits - Married - Protestant - Straight -
InfoJames W. "Jim" Demint

Elected as South Carolina’s 55th senator in 2004 after serving six years in the U.S House of Representatives, Jim DeMint has quickly established himself as one of the most effective conservative leaders in Washington. He was recently ranked as the Senate’s most conservative member by National Journal and as the number one senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayer Union.

Even as a freshman, Jim has shown that he has no interest in sitting on the sidelines in the Senate. Instead, he has leveraged his expertise in placing products and ideas in a crowded marketplace, gained as the owner of a small market research firm. He has become an effective national voice in Washington’s fight to regain the trust of the American people, most recently on the issues of immigration and wasteful spending.

In late 2006, he was elected by his colleagues as Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, which is comprised of the majority of Republican senators and works to shape and advance conservative legislation. He also serves on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Foreign Relations and Joint Economic Committees.

The senator and his wife, Debbie, reside in Greenville, South Carolina and are the proud parents of four married children. They are also greatly enjoying their new role as grandparents.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/25/2011-08/28/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 47.00% ( 2.0) 32.00% ( 2.0) 21.00% ( 4.0)
01/28/2011-01/30/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
04/15/2010-04/16/2010 Mark Blankenship Enterprises (MBE) 58.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
02/17/2008-02/19/2008 Survey USA 49.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 1.0) 14.00% ( 4.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 52.00% ( 4.0) 38.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 6.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 48.00% ( 1.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 49.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/29/2004-09/30/2004 McLaughlin & Associates (R) 47.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
08/16/2004-08/17/2004 Public Opinion Strategies (R) 46.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
07/29/2010-07/29/2010 Rasmussen Reports 69.00% ( 6.0) 24.00% ( 1.0) 0.00% ( 12.0)
12/02/2009-12/02/2009 Rasmussen Reports 63.00% ( 6.0) 25.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It's Wrong  Purchase Picimpalious 
The Great American Awakening: Two Years that Changed America, Washington, and Me  Purchase Craverguy 
Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism  Purchase Craverguy 
Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 04, 2011 03:00am Event DeMint summons GOP hopefuls for forum at which he'll star  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 15, 2010 01:30pm Idiocy DeMint calls votes before Christmas 'sacrilegious'  Article Brandon 
Oct 04, 2010 05:00pm Statement DeMint: Sexually Active Unmarried Women And Gay Teachers Should Be Barred From Classrooms  Article RP 
Sep 28, 2010 08:55am General DeMint To Trigger The Senate’s Doomsday Device   Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 11, 2010 09:15am Profile DeMint: A conservative kingmaker upends GOP order  Article RP 
Dec 30, 2009 09:00am Interview DeMint: Obama 'downplayed terrorism'  Article Brandon 

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