South Carolina is looking for a new Senator after Jim DeMint announced he's stepping down to preside over the Heritage Foundation. Who could Governor Nikki Haley pick to temporarily replace him? If South Carolina citizens had a choice, it'd their most popular celebrity, Stephen Colbert.
That development comes from a poll published by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning organization, Talking Points Memo reports.
The breakdown: Colbert would grab 20% of registered SC voters with Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) coming in at 15%, and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) taking home 14%, according to the PPP.
While mock campaigns have come out supporting the satirist for Senate, he hasn't made any announcement. A spokeswoman told USA Today that he's flattered by the support. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will appoint a replacement Senator who'll serve until a special election in 2014, according to USA Today.
Via Talking Points Memo and USA Today