Stephen Colbert pitches himself for Jim DeMint’s seat (VIDEO)

Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) abrupt resignation announcement put the future of his seat in the hands of Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who will appoint a replacement to serve until a special election in 2014.

On his show Thursday night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, a South Carolina native who previously made an effort to get on the presidential ballot in the state, floated himself as a possibility to fill the vacancy.

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Stephen Colbert pitches himself for Jim DeMint’s seat (VIDEO)

Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) abrupt resignation announcement put the future of his seat in the hands of Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who will appoint a replacement to serve until a special election in 2014.

On his show Thursday night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, a South Carolina native who previously made an effort to get on the presidential ballot in the state, floated himself as a possibility to fill the vacancy.

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Brian Schweitzer, 2016 dark horse

The sun is about to set on the gubernatorial career of Montana Democrat Brian Schweitzer, but the political world may not have heard its last word from the popular term-limited governor.

Schweitzer has already attracted the attention of national observers, and while he remains a little-known figure outside Montana, there are several reasons why he’d be an intriguing presidential candidate in four years.

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The myth of the six-year itch

Over the next two years, you will hear plenty about the “six-year itch” — how an incumbent president often struggles in his second midterm election because people expect results by that time in his presidency.

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Montana Gov. Schweitzer stokes 2016 intrigue

Outgoing Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) said Sunday that it’s too early to discuss whether he is interested in running for president in 2016, but made a light reference to the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

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