A new Twitter account -- @ColbertforSC -- was launched after GOP Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina announced he will resign to become president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
A spokeswoman for Colbert did not directly say whether the comedian and political satirist is running the account.
"Stephen is honored by the groundswell of support from the Palmetto State and looks forward to Governor Haley's call," Carrie Byalick, a Colbert spokeswoman, said in an e-mail.
The first tweet from @ColbertforSC said: "Reporting for duty, South Carolina!" and there is a link to a Colbert for Senate website that doesn't exist yet.
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So is he serious? Or is it another satire piece on how screwed up our electoral system is?