Skip to comments.Democrats Lose Top Recruit in South Dakota
Posted on 05/13/2013 5:42:57 PM PDT by george76
Herseth Sandlin passes on Senate run, leaving Republicans with early edge to win seat.
Democrats had targeted the onetime congresswoman, who served from 2004 to 2011, as their top recruit in a seat currently held by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. Even if Johnson had decided to run for another term, Republicans would have considered the solidly-Republican state one of their top pickup opportunities of the 2014 election.
The state's former GOP governor, Mike Rounds, has already declared he will seek the Republican Party's nomination. While Rounds announced his campaign early and has high name-identification in the state, he got off to a slow fundraising start.
Rick Weiland, a former aide to Sen. Tom Daschle, is the only declared candidate in the race for the Democrats
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an airhead with a pretty face.
Daschle is STILL deeply disturbed.
Johnson voted for gun control, but may not have known it.