South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has narrowed her list of potential candidates to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint down to five people, CNN's Peter Hamby reports. Included on Haley's shortlist? Former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford:
Her final choices for the seat are Rep. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state Attorney General Henry McMaster, former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford and Catherine Templeton, a conservative attorney chosen by Haley to head the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
One thing they have in common: a warm personal relationship with the governor, who is known to prize loyalty.