Larry Pressler was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican in 1974 and later served three terms in the U.S. Senate. He’s seeking a return to his former Senate seat which is open with the retirement of Democrat Tim Johnson. But now Pressler is running as an independent because of the partisan fights he says are dragging the nation down.
During a Dakota Midday conversation, Pressler explained how the political culture has changed since he served in Congress and why an independent can be a powerful and effective voice for South Dakota in the U.S. Senate.
Pressler is running against Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Gordon Howie in the fall election.