South Dakota's contest for U.S. Senate is receiving national attention as a race that was considered safely Republican but is now seen as closer than expected. Some recent polls have Republican Mike Rounds in first at around 35 percent with either Democrat Rick Weiland or independent Larry Pressler in second place just a few points behind the former governor.
The New York Times and even The Colbert Report have been covering the race. National political figures are coming to the state. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin was here on Tuesday endorsing Rick Weiland while former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum was in Rapid City endorsing Rounds.
KELO-TV reporter Kevin Woster and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter joined Dakota Midday and discussed the South Dakota U.S. Senate campaign.