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Bosworth: Not afraid to be the underdog in US Senate Race

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South Dakota's race for US Senate got a little more crowded Tuesday. Dr. Annette Bosworth announced her intentions to run for the seat being vacated by senator Tim Johnson.

On a farm outside Plankinton is probably the last place you'd look to find the next US Senator. But with Tuesday's announcement, Dr. Annette Bosworth hopes the prospective road to DC starts in the backyard of her childhood home.

"I think the underdog is clearly the definition of what I am and I want to be right where I am, it's the perfect place." Said Dr. Bosworth.

With her family behind her, Bosworth said she chose to throw her hat in the ring because she can't run from what's right; even if the experts say there's no chance she can win.

Aside from being the only woman in the race, so far, Bosworth is also the only Republican candidate that does not have any prior experience in public office. To Bosworth that's a huge advantage.

"I don't want to be identified that way! I am not a politician, I don't want to go there and say oh thank goodness I'm here forever! No, if I can't make it better, if I can't improve the process that is called failure! And I'm just a little bit competitive!" Said Bosworth.

The farm has been in Bosworth's family for five generations and just like her great-great grandparents who homesteaded this land, she hoping to be a pioneer in Washington.

Bosworth is the third republican to seek the seat being vacated by Senator Tim Johnson. She joins former Governor Mike Rounds and state senator Larry Rhoden. Democrat Rick Weiland is also seeking the senate seat.

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