Democrats are coming out of the woodwork for Celeste Calvitto
Celeste Calvitto at the Rapid City Journal must have carpal tunnel after all of the articles she had in the paper today. Going back to her column, (as referred to below), she notes several people looking at running for Governor on the DEM ticket, including SDWC reader Nick Nemec:
A Rapid City Central High School graduate currently attending Northern State University in Aberdeen is circulating petitions to become a Democratic candidate for governor.Read it all here if you missed it the first time.
“I just started petitions this weekend,” Tyler Smith, 25, said in a telephone conversation Monday. “I need to determine whether I can be a viable candidate.”
“There are several interested parties. I would never discourage anyone,” state Democratic Party chairwoman Judy Olson Duhamel said. “I think it’s exciting that a young man who has been to Afghanistan and who is looking at the world in a serious, contemplative manner says he wants to take a position.”
Duhamel said that Dennis Wiese, former head of the South Dakota Farmers Union; former state legislators Jack Billion and Nick Nemec, and Sen. Dan Sutton, D-Flandreau, are among those who have expressed interest.