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Tim Scott, First Elected Black Senator in the South Since Reconstruction

Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.

The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012. In this year's midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson.

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