Tim Johnson

Former United States Senator Larry Pressler announced in late December that he's running for South Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat. He says he's frustrated by the partisan methods in the nation's capital, which he calls poisonous. Pressler lost his seat as a Senator nearly two decades ago to Tim Johnson. Pressler says he wants to represent South Dakota as an independent. Pressler also stated that he would only serve one term if elected.

The U-S Senate is continuing work on a new federal budget.  Senators hope to end the air of uncertainty that has plagued the government throughout the current deal.  They also want to eliminate any chance of another federal government shutdown. 

South Dakota U-S Senator Tim Johnson says he’s relieved a new budget is almost complete.  He says the new spending plan will save many jobs and keep the federal government running. 

Senator Tim Johnson's Career

Mar 27, 2013

University of South Dakota political science professor Mike Card says Senator Tim Johnson still has work to do and will focus on banking, water, veterans issues and health care before leaving office.  Card discussed Johnson's political career on Dakota Midday after Johnson's announcement Tuesday that he will not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014.

Dakota Political Junkies

Mar 27, 2013

Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter David Montgomery talked about Senator Tim Johnson's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2014 among other items. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Mar 13, 2013

Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Seth Tupper of the Mitchell Daily Republic reviewed the 2013 South Dakota Legislature.  They also discussed open government legislation and a report that U.S. Senator Tim Johnson will announce his plans for 2014 later this month.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 27, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about the waning days of the 2013 South Dakota Legislature, sequestration and the latest speculation on Tim Johnson's Senate seat and the 2014 election.

Banking Committee Agenda

Feb 14, 2013

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson released the Senate Banking Committee's Agenda for the 113th Congress.  Bret Afdahl, Director of the South Dakota Division on Banking, joined Dakota Midday to comment on the agenda and how it would affect South Dakota.