Sen. Jim DeMint says he Won't Seek Re-election in 2016Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 07:30
“Pending some unforeseen circumstances,” U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint told the Columbia Rotary Club Monday he will not run for re-election in 2016.
“If you see the finish line, you can give it all you’ve got,” DeMint said. “There are very few people who have been (in Congress) over 10 years who are still fighting for something. That’s what Americans want us to do, right now, is to fight for the right thing — even if we lose.”
DeMint added he will not run for president, either, quipping, "I think I'm the only senator who does not see a president when I look in the mirror."