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AP sources: SD Sen. Johnson won't seek re-election [Republicans MUST Take Away This Seat!]
ap/yahoo ^ | 3/25/13 | DAVID ESPO and TOM BEAUMONT

Posted on 03/25/2013 3:02:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota intends to announce plans to retire when his term ends next year, Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2006 and later returned to the Senate and won re-election in 2008 while sometimes using a motorized scooter.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to pre-empt Johnson's formal announcement, expected Tuesday in South Dakota.

His departure gives Republicans a prime opportunity to pick up a seat in a deeply conservative state. Johnson is the fifth Democratic incumbent to announce plans not to run again in 2014, joining Carl Levin of Michigan, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014midterms; again; sd2014
Folks, the Senate is becoming INCREASINGLY competitive...the assclowns who supported the Chief Assclown and his DeathCare law and panels are running for the exits...

I hope conservatives TAKE OVER the Senate in 2014....Obama's allies are quitting....

"...Carl Levin of Michigan, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey....

I think all of these except MAYBE Jersey are winnable for Republicans.

I urge us to focus MORE on destroying the Democrat candidates in these states and replacing them with conservative Republicans....

1 posted on 03/25/2013 3:02:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s Mike Rounds to lose.


2 posted on 03/25/2013 3:07:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ten democrat freshmen and five democrat retirements.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 3:07:46 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SoFloFreeper

” - - - Johnson is the fifth Democratic incumbent to announce plans not to run again in 2014, joining Carl Levin of Michigan, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. - - - “

I beet the GOP runs Demo-lite candidates to “win over” their supporters!


4 posted on 03/25/2013 3:09:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rounds is a RINO from what I’ve heard. So is Capito. Regardless, those are two seats that are essentially guaranteed at this point, and we’ll offset the RINO imbalance by kicking out Graham and Enzi.

New Jersey... No chance. Whorealdo might have a shot, but I don’t want that POS or his gay bar mustache near the senate. Iowa is the one to watch. Steve King is preparing to run for that seat, but it’s going to be tough in a state that went for Zero.

We’ve also dropped Taxby Chambliss, being replaced by Broun, another conservative victory.
With any luck, we could bump off Cochran in Mississipi, and replace Johanns with a conservative.
Pryor might as well quit. Arkansas is ours now. I really, really, really want to eject Landreiu. Begich is a question mark at this point. Miller won’t beat him. Don’t know if Treadwell will be competitive enough, but this rat is vulnerable. Warner seems safe, inexplicably.

2014 is a big opportunity. We have to seize it.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Graewoulf

I beet they don’t. ;-)


6 posted on 03/25/2013 3:18:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“...I hope conservatives TAKE OVER the Senate in 2014....Obama’s allies are quitting....?
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And I hope we get QUALITY conservatives through the primaries in these states. For damn sure the GOPe will be pushing their RINO candidates. Come on conservatives, let’s not form circular firing squads again—rally behind the best conservative in each primary race. Let’s not split our vote.

And if we get good conservative candidates, let’s make sure they get some training so they don’t make dumb-ass mistakes and fall for the liberal media’s traps. So many did this last cycle.

And folks, support organizations such as the Senate Conservatives Fund and DO NOT contribute to the RNC or other RINO organizations—they are proving to be enemies of the true conservatives who have worked so hard to support them.


7 posted on 03/25/2013 3:19:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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A thread from earlier today if anyone interested in the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3000651/posts
Senate banking chair Tim Johnson to announce retirement (Republican pickup opportunity?)


8 posted on 03/25/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: Graewoulf; SoFloFreeper
I beet the GOP runs Demo-lite candidates to “win over” their supporters!

The mark of a true conservative, you only bet on sure things and fixed horse races.

9 posted on 03/25/2013 3:24:40 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: fieldmarshaldj; SoFloFreeper

I wonder if it gets nasty between Stephanie Hyphen Sandlin and Johnson’s son? They both feel that they are the heir apparent so somebody is in for a disappointment. In twenty months, here’s hoping that both are disappointed and scarred from internecine battles and an electoral defeat.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 3:33:37 PM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: deport

It was a republican seat before Johnson beat Senator Larry Pressler(R) S.D.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 3:39:24 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Viennacon

Charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 03/25/2013 3:40:12 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: billhilly

On the other thread it was speculated that Sen. Johnson’s son may run for the seat. I don’t know how true that is nor his chances if he did.

A GOP pickup would be nice.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 3:42:27 PM PDT by deport
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll bet the dems come up with a ditzy diva hollywood hack to run.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: billhilly

From the other thread:

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Political analysts expect Johnson’s son, Brendan Johnson, who is South Dakota’s U.S. attorney, to emerge as a potential Democratic candidate in the 2014 election. The younger Johnson has not announced any formal plans to seek the Senate seat.

Former Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, who lost a bid for reelection in 2010, is another leading choice to run if the incumbent senator retires.

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15 posted on 03/25/2013 3:44:18 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
Former Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, who lost a bid for reelection in 2010, is another leading choice to run if the incumbent senator retires.

Awwww, cute little "moderate" Stephie wants to be a Senator.

16 posted on 03/25/2013 3:55:23 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: SoFloFreeper

None of the retiring Demo seats are competitive. And SD is never a sure thing for a Republican Senate candidate, governor maybe, but not senator.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 3:59:34 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just find a way to stop the vote fraud on the reservations, and it won’t be a problem.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 4:04:54 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Theodore R.

???


19 posted on 03/25/2013 4:45:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: philled; Impy; AuH2ORepublican

Personally, I would not wanting to be running as a member of the White House party in a 6th year election. An ugly primary between Johnson Junior and Herseth-Sandlin would only assure an easier victory for ex-Gov. Rounds. The only potential impediment is if Rep. Kristi Noem gets in and gives Rounds a headache in the primary.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 5:51:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Viennacon; Perdogg; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy
Rounds is a RINO from what I’ve heard.

I have not heard, care to share?

21 posted on 03/25/2013 11:54:08 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

http://rinomike.com/


22 posted on 03/26/2013 4:27:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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