Archive for the 'South Dakota 08' Category

Tough Developments in AR, IA, and SD

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Two unpleasant, though certainly not unexpected, developments have severely hampered our chances of staying close to where we are in the Senate over the last few days.  First, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee reiterated that he would not challenge Sen. Mark Pryor.   With the Arkansas GOP in disarray, Huckabee was the only person who could have […]

Johnson to Seek Reelection

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Sen. Tim Johnson confirmed in an e-mail what everyone thought: he will seek reelection next year.  Johnson’s decision means that we have one realistic target next year - Sen. Mary Landrieu - barring a 180 by Gov. Mike Rounds, the only Republican who could realistically defeat him.  Two little-known Republican challengers have already declared their intentions […]

Johnson Seeking Reelection

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Sen. Tim Johnson made his first public appearance since his brain hemorage last December on Monday.  He also spoke with CNN’s Bob Woodruff and, according to USA Today, said he’s running for reelection.  While I’m glad that the Senator is back on his feet, this decision will make it extremely difficult for us to win […]

Hypocricy at its Finest

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Yesterday, former Sen. Tom Daschle sent out an e-mail authorized by Sen. Tim Johnson’s reelection campaign calling Republicans “sad” and “desperate” for publicly stating that Sen. Tim Johnson’s seat will be a top target next year.  He also accused Republicans of launching attacks against the incumbent.  Daschle ought to be ashamed of himself for making […]

A Warm Body

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Rep. Joel Dykstra entered the South Dakota Senate race on Thursday.  Dykstra enters the race an underdog against the ill but armed Sen. Tim Johnson.  Dykstra’s entry into the race comes as Republicans accept the fact that Gov. Mike Rounds will not challenge Sen. Johnson.
As things stand, Johnson is expected to seek and coast to […]

Sen. Johnson Suffers Possible Stroke

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) has suffered what at first appearance seems to have been a stroke.  His prognosis could determine control of the Senate for the next two years, and possibly more.  Should he die or be unable to continue his service, Gov. Mike Rounds would appoint his replacement.  Hopefully he would not follow Alaska Governor […]