Rep. Scyller Borglum

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Representative Jean Hunhoff discusses the mental health task force she chairs. State Representative Nancy Rasmussen explains the Special Education Interim Study Committee. Representative Lee Qualm and Representative Oren Lesmeister talk industrial hemp. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on freshman state legislator Scyller Borglum’s announcement to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Political Junky Jon Hunter discuss this week in South Dakota politics. 

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In The Moment ... July 2, 2019 Show 608 Hour 2

Freshman state legislator Scyller Borglum has announced a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. The Republican will challenge current Senator and former governor Mike Rounds, who is up for re-election.

After a few months of the rumor mill turning, Borglum made it official in Rapid City Monday morning.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins In The Moment with more.

A South Dakota state legislator claims she was threatened not to run for a U.S. Senate seat by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson. The congressman says he was just trying to be politically helpful.

Republican Rep. Scyller Borglum sent a news release and posted a Facebook video this week about a "DC-style ambush" at a Lincoln Day dinner last weekend. Borglum says Johnson, a Republican, threatened her not to challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds next year.