Right on Cue: Colbert for Senate Launches Following DeMint Announcement

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Hot on the heels of Sen. Jim DeMint’s announcement that he is resigning his South Carolina Senate seat to lead the conservative Heritage Foundation, a “Colbert for Senate” effort has launched.

It’s not clear whether Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert himself is behind the push, though Colbert has a history of trying to inject himself into South Carolina politics.

The “Colbert Report” host famously explored a “run” for “president of the United States of America of South Carolina” earlier this year and established his own super PAC, “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”

An as-yet unverified Twitter account, @ColbertforSC, posted several messages within two hours of DeMint’s announcement:

The Twitter account also linked to a website, colbertforsenate.com, which was registered but not developed as of Thursday afternoon.

Colbert and his supporters are likely destined for disappointment in getting the host appointed to fill DeMint’s seat. Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, will make the call and is no doubt familiar with Colbert’s bombastic, faux-conservative stage personality.