Colbert’s Twitter campain for DeMint’s senate seat begins; Haley responds on Facebook

After hours of speculation Thursday, Stephen Colbert took to Twitter and his TV show that night to implore his fans to tweet Gov. Nikki Haley and tell her why she should select Colbert, a Charleston native, to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

The social media savvy Colbert instructed fans to use the #SenatorColbert hashtag, which is literally getting dozens of responses every minute. There’s also a website with a Tweet to @NikkiHaley button, but I’m not sure that’s a verified site.

Gov. Haley responded this morning on her Facebook page, her social medium of choice.

http://storify.com/andyparas/haley-and-colbert

Is Colbert “campaigning” on Twitter for DeMint’s senate seat?

The above tweet appeared this morning just hours after U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint announced he was leaving his position, igniting all sorts of gleeful reaction from his South Carolina fans. After all, Colbert rocked Charleston like a Hermain Cain about a year ago and “ran” for president a time or two, if that’s what you call what he does.

So it wouldn’t be a surprise if he started a campaign for U.S. Senate, even though the next senator will have to be appointed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. So, is he or isn’t he?

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Christmas in Charleston through the Instagram lens

It’s a great time to live in Charleston: Christmas lights, lighted boats, 70-degree weather.

Well, unless you’re a terrified zoo giraffe.

But for the rest of us it’s an awfully fun time to walk around downtown and soak in the holiday spirit.

The Instagram app on your cell phone is a fun way to see what other people see. It also allows you to filter your own photos and share with everyone else.

I’ve collected several of your Instagram photos below of this weekend’s tree-lighting at Marion Square and the Charleston boat parade. Interestingly enough, there weren’t more terrified giraffe pics. (You can follow me on Instagram here.)

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