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Sen. Jim DeMint resigns to head Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON — Senator Jim DeMint, a conservative Republican from South Carolina who helped ignite the Tea Party movement, will leave the Senate to become president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research group.

DeMint — who has fashioned himself into a bit of a kingmaker for conservative Republicans, often at the expense of other Republican colleagues — finds himself with a comfortable and well-paying perch that will provide a platform to continue his efforts to push the GOP to the right.

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