On Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News, South Carolina senator Jim DeMint spoke with Chad and Rex about his new book and other issues affecting the Republican party.

DeMint's new book, "Now or Never: Saving America From Economic Collapse," talks about how 2012 could be the turn-around year for the economy, if the Republicans win the upcoming elections for House, Senate and the presidency.

"Now or Never is not a pessimistc book, it's just an urgent book saying that America was exceptional for a reason."

DeMint also talked about the Florida primaries, saying that American are looking for "tough" candidates that can stand up against Obama. He also spoke about his endorsement of Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate.

For more on DeMint, visit his website at jimdemint.com.