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DeMint to launch new conservative group: report

DeMint to launch new conservative group: report

Former Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is reportedly launching a new group for conservatives aimed at helping new lawmakers deal with GOP leadership.

Axios reported Monday that DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, will start a group called the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI), which will serve as a "support system" for new lawmakers.

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Several former employees of Heritage will work for DeMint at the new organization, which will help conservative lawmakers staff their offices and seeks to emulate the approach that has helped the House Freedom Caucus become successful on Capitol Hill.

"CPI fills a unique role that is critically needed in Washington, partnering with conservative members, staff and the movement to succeed in advancing liberty," Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight MORE (R-Utah) told Axios.

Heritage announced DeMint’s resignation in May, blaming him for "significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation” at the organization.