JANUARY 8, 2022

SDDP Statment on Sen. Thune’s Re-election Announcement

South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) Chair Randy Seiler released the following statement regarding Sen. John Thune’s announcement he’s running for reelection:

“After weeks of saying he’s not sure he wants to represent South Dakota for another term in the Senate, John Thune announced his intent to run for reelection today. South Dakotans deserve a U.S. Senator who actually wants the job and will deliver on important issues like healthcare, education, and good-paying jobs, and that’s why it is so important to elect a Democrat.”

Democrat Brian Bengs, a military veteran and lawyer from Aberdeen, is running against Thune for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat. Bengs announced his candidacy late last year. 

Democrats can get involved right now by signing Bengs’ petition to make the ballot.