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Obama Commends Johnson for His Three Decades of Work

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – President Obama on Tuesday commended retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson for his work to improve the lives of South Dakotans. Johnson announced Tuesday that he will not seek a fourth term. Obama says that in Johnson’s more than three decades in office, he worked tirelessly to protect the environment,...
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Larry Pressler

Former Senator Pressler Applauds Johnson’s Courage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former U.S. senator whose 22-year congressional career ended in 1996 when he was defeated by Democrat Tim Johnson says Johnson’s decision to continue to serve despite medical difficulties made him a figure of national courage. Johnson announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fourth term. Republican Larry...
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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Former Representative Says She Hasn’t Decided on Senate Run

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has been named as a possible successor to retiring South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, but she is declining to say whether she will run for the post. Herseth Sandlin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she appreciates the encouragement she’s received but added,...
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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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