Yes, yes it did.

https://twitter.com/GovHowardDean/status/277132867379810304

Oh, my! Using the hashtag #SenatorColbert, Stephen Colbert is angling to become Senator DeMint’s replacement, when he heads over to head The Heritage Foundation.

And tweet, they did. Governor Dean was not alone.

https://twitter.com/daniel64012/status/277796184981131264
https://twitter.com/IanSmit36220677/status/277839026055163904

https://twitter.com/jenfen83/status/277679135822843904

Heh.

Alas, Governor Haley put the kibosh on it.

And from her Facebook page:

The Colbert Report Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me.

But you forget one thing, my friend.

You didn’t know our state drink. Big, big mistake. http://goo.gl/TnC5K

Twitter users are still giving it a valiant effort, though. The hashtag is still going strong!

Who will be next with a Howard Dean-style endorsement? Perhaps Jennifer Granholm. Again.

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