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BY KERRY LEARY AND JOHN BEAN

ANCHOR CANDICE AVILES

Stephen Colbert is making headlines — because he might be running for the U.S. Senate seat in South Carolina? Conservative Senator Jim DeMint announced he’s leaving to head a conservative think tank and now South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is looking for a replacement. CBS This Morning has more.

“She prefers Tim Scott a first term congressman from South Carolina one of only two African-American republicans in the house. But another contender emerged last night.”

Take to the twitters. I want you to tweet at Nikki Haley why she should appoint me to the U.S. Senate with the hashtag ‘Senator Colbert."

Colbert grew up in South Carolina and has joked about running before. But this time, after his announcement on his show, fans set up a Twitter account for Colbert’s campaign — real or not.

The account has almost 3,000 followers, including direct tweets to South Carolina’s Governor noting, “Waiting on your call, @nikkihaley. I'd like to get this wrapped up before dinner. Thanks!”

So is Colbert ACTUALLY serious about running for senate? CNN mentions Governor Haley’s acknowledgement about the open senate seat, but mentions one possible problem.



“Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me [but] You forget one thing, my friend. You didn't know our state drink.”

 

Haley is speaking about an interview when she asked Colbert what the state drink was... and he didn’t know the answer. And just in case you’re wondering, the drink is milk.  And a writer for ABC reports:

 


“Anyone hoping for a spot in the Senate representing South Carolina has to be a resident of the state. Colbert is known to live with his wife and children in New Jersey, but both he and wife, Evelyn, hail from Charleston, S.C. A house there is listed in the White Pages under his wife’s name with the qualifier, ‘Guest House.’ Well-known senators like John Kerry, John McCain and Kent Conrad own multiple homes, so why not Sen. Colbert?”

And a writer for Mother Jones reports, this isn’t the first time Colbert has mentioned running for office.

He first tried to run for president in 2007 and then again in 2012... he also started his own Super PAC. But the writer for Mother Jones also notes his skits lampooned the ragged state of campaign finance regulation better than anyone.

With all of the rumors flying, no one really knows if Colbert is really serious. But a writer for the Atlantic asks quote, “doesn't ‘Senator Stephen Colbert’ have a nice ring?”

Stephen Colbert for U.S. Senate: Really?

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Dec 7, 2012

Stephen Colbert for U.S. Senate: Really?

Image Source: Colbert Report

BY KERRY LEARY AND JOHN BEAN

ANCHOR CANDICE AVILES

Stephen Colbert is making headlines — because he might be running for the U.S. Senate seat in South Carolina? Conservative Senator Jim DeMint announced he’s leaving to head a conservative think tank and now South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is looking for a replacement. CBS This Morning has more.

“She prefers Tim Scott a first term congressman from South Carolina one of only two African-American republicans in the house. But another contender emerged last night.”

Take to the twitters. I want you to tweet at Nikki Haley why she should appoint me to the U.S. Senate with the hashtag ‘Senator Colbert."

Colbert grew up in South Carolina and has joked about running before. But this time, after his announcement on his show, fans set up a Twitter account for Colbert’s campaign — real or not.

The account has almost 3,000 followers, including direct tweets to South Carolina’s Governor noting, “Waiting on your call, @nikkihaley. I'd like to get this wrapped up before dinner. Thanks!”

So is Colbert ACTUALLY serious about running for senate? CNN mentions Governor Haley’s acknowledgement about the open senate seat, but mentions one possible problem.



“Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me [but] You forget one thing, my friend. You didn't know our state drink.”

 

Haley is speaking about an interview when she asked Colbert what the state drink was... and he didn’t know the answer. And just in case you’re wondering, the drink is milk.  And a writer for ABC reports:

 


“Anyone hoping for a spot in the Senate representing South Carolina has to be a resident of the state. Colbert is known to live with his wife and children in New Jersey, but both he and wife, Evelyn, hail from Charleston, S.C. A house there is listed in the White Pages under his wife’s name with the qualifier, ‘Guest House.’ Well-known senators like John Kerry, John McCain and Kent Conrad own multiple homes, so why not Sen. Colbert?”

And a writer for Mother Jones reports, this isn’t the first time Colbert has mentioned running for office.

He first tried to run for president in 2007 and then again in 2012... he also started his own Super PAC. But the writer for Mother Jones also notes his skits lampooned the ragged state of campaign finance regulation better than anyone.

With all of the rumors flying, no one really knows if Colbert is really serious. But a writer for the Atlantic asks quote, “doesn't ‘Senator Stephen Colbert’ have a nice ring?”

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