(CNN) – Senate Democrats are expecting their colleague Sen. Tim Johnson to announce his retirement at an event in his home state of South Dakota Tuesday, according to a senior Democratic congressional source.
The event is scheduled to take place at Johnson's alma mater, the University of South Dakota. A press release said the event would be "regarding the 2014 election."
(CNN) - The 2012 elections are barely in the rearview mirror, but two candidates have already jumped into 2014 Senate races.
Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds announced on Thursday his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson.
(CNN) - Former presidential nominee and Sen. George McGovern has been admitted to a hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a spokeswoman for the facility said Monday.
"The family of Sen. McGovern wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation for the many prayers and well wishes and requests complete privacy at this time," said Lindsey Meyers, spokeswoman for Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked up more ammo in his quest for the White House, sweeping primaries in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California on Tuesday night.
Though he had already won enough delegates - 1,144 - to clinch the Republican presidential nomination by last week, Romney technically remains the presumptive nominee until the party's convention in August.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney will win South Dakota's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, CNN projects.
Romney clinched the GOP presidential nomination last week when he surpassed the 1,144 delegate threshold. He will become the official nominee at the party convention in August.
(CNN) - Liberal Democratic icon George McGovern was taken to a South Dakota hospital after falling Friday night at a nearby university, a library staff member told CNN.
The library staffer at Dakota Wesleyan University - who asked not to be identified, because he was not authorized to discuss the incident - said McGovern fell on the campus in Mitchell, South Dakota.FULL STORY
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
South Dakota At-Large – Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) is seeking a 4th full term
Primary: June 8, 2010
Location: All of South Dakota
Days until the election: 25
Democrat Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has been touting her independent streak, but even her votes against some of her party's major legislative efforts might not be enough to fend off her Republican challenger this November.
Washington (CNN) - South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson was hospitalized Sunday in Sioux Falls after what appears to have been a negative reaction to medication, his office announced Monday.
"The Senator is stable and doing well," Johnson's office said in a statement that noted his hospitalization was result of "a possible reaction to an antibiotic with a fever."
The 63-year-old Democrat, who was first elected in 1996, suffered a brain hemorrhage in December 2006 and did not return to the Senate until September of 2007. Dr. Scott Beckstrand, who is treating Johnson, said this hospitalization is not connected to the 2006 brain hemorrhage.
(CNN) - Last week, all systems were go for Kevin Weiland to challenge fellow South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in the Democratic primary.
He put out a statement about his intentions and even launched a campaign Web site. But on Wednesday, Weilend decided to forgo a campaign to unseat the congresswoman.
It was the second time this month that Herseth Sandlin has avoided a primary challenger motivated, in part, by her opposition to President Obama's health care reform efforts.
Steve Hildebrand, a top campaign strategist for Obama, was the first person to threaten a challenge. He decided against it after the health care legislation was approved by Congress, and Hildebrand endorsed Weiland's challenge to Herseth Sandlin.