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December 6, 2012 9:55 AM

DeMint resignation removes a conservative hero, political thorn from Senate

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who in just a few years became a hero to conservative activists nationwide for his vehement anti-government voice and willingness to confront even fellow Republicans, surprised colleagues Thursday by saying he will resign the Senate to run an influential inside-the-Beltway think tank.

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