As a senator, Jim DeMint sometimes ran afoul of fellow Republicans by personally recruiting, nurturing, and supporting his own stable of conservative candidates for Congress. Now, as president of the Heritage Foundation, the former South Carolina lawmaker is poised once again to flex his political muscle. In photo, DeMint speaks at a political action committee fundraiser hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC at WoodsEdge Community Church in Spring, Texas on Oct. 8, 2013.
As a senator, Jim DeMint sometimes ran afoul of fellow Republicans by personally recruiting, nurturing, and supporting his own stable of conservative candidates for Congress. Now, as president of the Heritage Foundation, the former South Carolina lawmaker is poised once again to flex his political muscle. In photo, DeMint speaks at a political action committee fundraiser hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC at WoodsEdge Community Church in Spring, Texas on Oct. 8, 2013. AP
As a senator, Jim DeMint sometimes ran afoul of fellow Republicans by personally recruiting, nurturing, and supporting his own stable of conservative candidates for Congress. Now, as president of the Heritage Foundation, the former South Carolina lawmaker is poised once again to flex his political muscle. In photo, DeMint speaks at a political action committee fundraiser hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC at WoodsEdge Community Church in Spring, Texas on Oct. 8, 2013. AP

Kingmaker or royal pain to GOP: DeMint building Heritage into conservative force

December 01, 2014 5:48 PM