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Daily Fix Poll: Jim DeMint, 2012 contender?

By Aaron Blake

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) made perhaps his riskiest endorsements yet this weekend, backing Christine O'Donnell (R-Del.) and Ovide Lamontagne (R-N.H.) in their respective Senate races.

It all begs the question: What's the endgame here? DeMint advisers insist he has no aspirations for leadership in the Senate or a run for national office but that seems hard to fathom given his level of involvement in races to date.

Behind the scenes, opposing camps sound pretty convinced that DeMint will at least take a hard look at running for president in 2012. With the current GOP primary electorate trending toward tea party types, it's hard to see there being a better time for DeMint to try and ramp up his own political career.

So, will DeMint run? And, if he does, can he win? As we do every day the sun comes up, we turn to you for the answers. Vote below!

By Aaron Blake  | September 13, 2010; 11:49 AM ET
Categories:  Daily Fix Poll  
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