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Rounds Thanks Johnson for Years of Service to SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds on Tuesday thanked retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson for his many years of public service to South Dakota. The 66-year-old Johnson announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking a fourth term. The move gives Republicans one of their best chances to gain...
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Senator Johnson Says No Election Looming is ‘Strange’

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says it’ll be “strange” to not have an election looming. Johnson told reporters Tuesday that he won’t run for any office in 2014. Asked what it will be like to not have an election looming, he said it’ll be odd. Johnson said, “I’ve run for...
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DSCC Chair Says Johnson Will Be Greatly Missed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says retiring Sen. Tim Johnson has been a tireless advocate for South Dakotans and for farm communities across the country. The 66-year-old Johnson announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado says he appreciates that Johnson...
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SD Senator Johnson Retires, Cites Health Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he’s retiring at the end of his term, acknowledging he remains limited by a recent “health crisis.” The 66-year-old said at a news conference that “my right arm and right leg aren’t what they used to be and my speech...
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