Jim DeMint

Sen. DeMint to Finance Committee?

Roll Call reports this morning that the possibility of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) being named to the Senate Finance Committee has gone up considerably now that Sen. Johnny Isakson  (R-Ga.) backed out of consideration.

DeMinted Disclosure

Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC) is in trouble with the FEC for failing to disclose about $175,00 in campaign contributions made in 2004 at the tail end of the campaign (full story at BNA, sub. req.). Ironic, really, given DeMint's recent tactics to delay a House and Senate conference committee on the lobbying and ethics overhaul package with his demands for the inclusion of a disclosure provision for earmarks.