Republican candidates for U.S. Senate set to debate
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Five Republicans competing for the party's nomination for U.S. Senate will debate next month in Pierre.
The South Dakota Newspaper Association says it will host a 90-minute debate on April 12 at 10:15 a.m. at the Ramkota Conference Center as part of its annual convention. The debate is open to the public.
Watertown Public Opinion publisher Mark Roby will moderate. Questions will come from a panel of three South Dakota newspaper journalists.
Seeking the GOP nomination are former Gov. Mike Rounds, state Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center, state Rep. Stace Nelson of Fulton, Yankton attorney and Army Reserves Maj. Jason Ravnsborg and Sioux Falls physician Annette Bosworth.
The June 3 primary winner will join Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Larry Pressler on the November 4 ballot.
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