The Ticket

Former Gov. Mike Rounds to run for Senate in South Dakota

The Ticket

Republican former Gov. Mike Rounds announced on Thursday morning plans to enter the 2014 U.S. Senate race in South Dakota, immediately emerging as a heavyweight candidate for the seat.

The senator currently occupying that seat, Democrat Tim Johnson, has yet to formally announce that he's running for re-election. But following news of Rounds' decision, he welcomed him to the race.

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