DeMint Takes Health Care Plan To New Hampshire (Website)

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) today took his health care plan to New Hampshire...well, to a New Hampshire conservative website, at least. DeMint is featured in VictoryNH's "60 Second Update" today, answering questions about health care and his plan to fix it. Possible 2012 hopefuls Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), and Newt Gingrich have provided such updates on the site before, as have a slew of non-2012 contenders. DeMint isn't among the most bandied of 2012 names, but some speculation mounted in January when he started a PAC to promote conservative Senate candidates (it's supporting conservative poster candidate Marco Rubio in Florida over the National Republican Senatorial Committee-endorsed Charlie Crist). DeMint is listed as a prospective candidate at the blog GOP12.com.

The conservative senator is promoting a new book called Saving Freedom, in which he encourages readers about stopping "America's slide into socialism."

DeMint has sought to become a leading conservative voice on health care. Highlight from his Health Care Freedom Plan: pay for reforms by ending the TARP program and forcing companies to repay bailout money within five years, and give tax credits to people who don't get insurance through work.

If that's not small-government conservatism, I don't know what is.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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