|U.S. Senate, South Carolina|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Representative, U. S. House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Tennessee, 1973|
|Master's||Clemson University, 1981|
|Birthday||September 2, 1951|
|Place of birth||Greenville, SC|
Below is an abbreviated outline of DeMint's academic, professional and political career:
- 1973: Received his B.S. from University of Tennessee
- 1981: Received his M.B.A. from Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
- 1999-2005: Served as a Republican in the U.S. Congress
- 2005-Present: U.S Senator from South Carolina
- Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
- Commerce, Science and Transportation
- Foreign Relations
- Economic Committee
DeMint did not cast a vote regarding the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.
|U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Jim DeMint Incumbent||62.5%||810,771|
|Democrat||Alvin M. Greene||28.1%||364,598|
DeMint won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010. During that re-election cycle, DeMint's campaign committee raised a total of $7,199,774 and spent $5,414,447.
|U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2010 - Jim DeMint Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Jim DeMint's campaign committee|
|Club for Growth||$154,667|
|Nelson, Mullins et al||$36,250|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. DeMint paid his congressional staff a total of $2,672,275 in 2011. He ranked 10th on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranked 64th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranked 29th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, DeMint's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $16,002 and $65,000. That averages to $40,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. DeMint ranked 10th in the conservative rankings.
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jim DeMint voted with the Republican Party 80.0 of the time, which ranked 42 among the 47 Senate Republican members in November 2011.
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- Fmr. Sen. Jim DeMint: $6.3 trillion immigration price tag 'irrefutable' - Yahoo! News (blog)
- DeMint's Debacle - Daily Beast
- Jim DeMint: Ted Cruz is 'one of the strongest Republicans right now' - Washington Post (blog)
- Jim DeMint: Immigration reform will cost Americans trillions - Washington Times
- Texas Republican Sen. Cruz eligible to be president - Fox News
- Jim DeMint: Immigration Reform Will Cost US Trillions - ABC News (blog)
- Immigration Splits Senator From Mentor - New York Times
- Online tax divides senators from SC - Greenville News
- Democrats' Senate Campaigns Marked By Internal Wrangling - Huffington Post - Huffington Post
- Immigrant Activists Deliver Pink Slips To Heritage's Jim DeMint - ThinkProgress
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DeMint and his wife, Debbie, have four children.
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- ↑ Wall Street Journal "Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation," December 6, 2012
- ↑ Washington Post "Jim DeMint leaving the Senate," December 6, 2012
- ↑ Gov Track "Jim DeMint," Accessed March 3, 2012
- ↑ Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Jim DeMint," Accessed November 4, 2011
- ↑ U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Jim DeMint 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 4, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm "Jim DeMint"
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "DeMint, (R-SC), 2010"
- ↑ National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
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