The race for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat is taking shape with both major political parties fielding a candidate.
Many Republicans are backing former Governor Mike Rounds as the top contender for the open senate seat. Former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin who was seen as a possible front runner for the Democrats bowed out on Monday. Many in the party are now throwing their weight behind Rick Weiland, who has run for congress twice before in South Dakota.
While more candidates could enter the race, SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray takes a look at the dynamics of the contest so far.