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Field for South Dakota's U.S. Senate seat nearly set

Posted: Updated: March 26, 2014 08:55 AM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Four Republicans, one Democrat and one independent have been approved to appear on the ballot for U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson's seat, and a fifth Republican candidate has turned in her nominating petitions.

Patrick Davis is with the campaign for Sioux Falls physician Annette Bosworth. He says 2,750 signatures were submitted to Secretary of State Jason Gant's office Tuesday before the 5 p.m. deadline. Gant hasn't yet approved the petitions.

Former Gov. Mike Rounds is the most prominent Republican name in a crowded party field that also includes Yankton attorney and Army Reserves Maj. Jason Ravnsborg and state lawmakers Larry Rhoden, of Union Center, and Stace Nelson, of Fulton.

Restaurant owner Rick Weiland is the lone Democratic candidate, and former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler is running as an independent.


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