Thursday's announcement of U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's resignation from the United States Senate to head up The Heritage Foundation left many Upstate conservatives disappointed.
"I'm shocked and honestly, disappointed," said S.C. Rep. Dan Hamilton, a Taylors Republican. "He's someone I've always looked up to as one of the few in Washington who has really stood up for freedom. He'll be a great loss. Hopefully, he'll use his position at The Heritage Foundation for the good of the cause in a greater way."