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Nikki Haley narrows Senate appointee list to just five

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According to CNN, the South Carolina governor's top 5 choices to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint are:

Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), former state Attorney General Henry McMaster (R), former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford (R) and attorney Catherine Templeton (R).

"All of them have proven to be fighters in their lives and Nikki respects that and likes them all," a GOP source told CNN. "She respects their service and thinks any of them will make a great senator."

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