South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will announce the replacement to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) at noon on Monday. 

Haley will make the announcement at the Statehouse, according to the Associated Press

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Earlier this month, DeMint, a Tea Party favorite and conservative firebrand, announced that he would step down from his Senate seat in January to lead the Heritage Foundation. 

The appointment Haley will make will hold the seat until a special election in 2014 when South Carolina voters will decide who will finish the last two years of DeMint's term. 

South Carolina Republican Reps. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTrump assures storm victims in Carolinas: 'We will be there 100 percent' Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Trump to visit North Carolina on Wednesday in aftermath of Florence MORE and Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyGowdy requests FEMA administrator’s travel records amid allegations Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe MORE have regularly been mentioned as possible replacements for DeMint. 

DeMint has indicated himself that he would like Scott to take his seat. But last week the senator said he had not been in touch with Haley since announcing he would leave the Senate.

“I’ve not called her since, and I’m not pressuring her in any way,” said DeMint. “I’m convinced we share the same philosophy. We have a great congressional delegation, and I hope she looks at those folks,” he added.

Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster (R) and Catherine Templeton, who heads the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, were also said to be on Haley’s shortlist. 

According to CNN, however, Haley notified McMaster on Sunday night that he would not be picked to replace DeMint.

This story was updated at 9:05 a.m.