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It's All Politics, Dec. 7, 2012

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., announces he will leave Washington in the new year. While NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving wonder if this will enhance DeMint's already-estimable influence in Republican circles, it also opens up the possibility of the appointment of an African-American GOP senator — only the second one since Reconstruction. Plus: Does Ashley Judd have a shot against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky?

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Source: NPR [http://www.npr.org/2012/12/07/166760234/its-all-politics-dec-7-2012?ft=3&f=1003,1004,1007,1013,1014,1017,1019,1128]

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