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Outside The Senate, DeMint Appears More Powerful Than Ever

NPR | Sept. 26, 2013 6:12 p.m.

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David Welna

As Congress heads toward a showdown over the idea of defunding the Affordable Care Act, of the most powerful players is not even in Congress anymore. Jim DeMint now runs the Heritage Foundation, which has aggressively pushed a conservative agenda since his arrival there at the start of the year, including, most recently, the defund effort. DeMint, in fact, appears to wield far more influence now than he ever did as a South Carolina senator.


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