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A contest both parties have been eyeing closely officially kicks off in the Palmetto State.

Democrats are bullish about a Palmetto State pickup, but they have their work cut out for them.

South Carolina Democrats have had little to get excited about in recent years. Can Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Vincent Sheheen change that?

Scott will become the only African-American in the Senate and the first black Republican senator since the 1970s.

  • Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza
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  • Dec 17, 2012
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Haley's decision is totally be up to her, but many are already expecting her to pick Rep. Tim Scott.

The appointee will serve until 2014, when the state will hold two Senate elections.