DeMint to Sit Out 2014 Elections at Heritage

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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the tea party leader who raised his profile taking on his party establishment in Senate primaries, will sit on the sidelines during the 2014 midterms when he becomes head of the Heritage Foundation.

“I am anxious to get away from the political angles, the partisan angles and focus on just the ideas,” DeMint told POLITICO on Tuesday. “Hopefully candidates will embrace these ideas. But part of what we have to do is convince Americans that the ideas are right.”

Asked if he would endorse candidates in primaries, DeMint flatly said: “No.”

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