(CNN) - Sen. Tim Johnson, D-South Dakota, on Monday joined the wave of senators from his party who are endorsing same-sex marriage for the first time.
The third-term senator, who's not seeking re-election next year, said in a statement his "views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation."
Washington (CNN) - With South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson's announcement this week that he will not seek re-election this year, the recent string of Senate retirements has the political class debating whether Republicans have a real shot at taking control of the upper chamber.
But this biennial parlor game overlooks a stunning dynamic that has been developing on Capitol Hill over the past decade: massive turnover.FULL STORY
(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-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/10/art.johnson.file5.gi.jpg caption ="Sen. Tim Johnson is recovering from gallbladder surgery, his office announced Tuesday."](CNN) - South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson is recovering from gallbladder surgery on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.
"The surgery went exceedingly well," Johnson's doctor, Dr. Donald J. Wingert, said in a statement. "…The Senator is resting comfortably. All of our findings point to the gallbladder as the primary problem, but it is still possible that he is having some lingering effects from the antibiotic drug reaction."
The 63-year-old Democrat was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Sunday after what his office said was a negative reaction to medication.
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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.