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Former South Dakota Governor Rounds explores run for US Senate

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has filed paperwork to explore a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

In early October, Rounds filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that enables him to raise and spend a limited amount of money to test the waters for a Senate candidacy. Once he raises or spends $5,000, or declares he is running, he will become an official candidate for the seat currently held by Democrat Tim Johnson.

Johnson has not said whether he will seek a fourth Senate term.

Rounds has said he will not make any announcement about his future until after the November election.



 

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