Black Hills Pioneer - Adelstein decision to come Friday
Yes, Stan. Trust their voices..... in June, they said NO. Regardless, read all of it here.
Stan Adelstein and Tom Katus call themselves moderates. On Friday, they will call each other partners. Adelstein, a Republican state senator, and Katus, the Democratic candidate for state Senate District 32, will hold a joint press conference at 2 p.m. Friday. One man will endorse the other as the Democratic candidate to run against Republican Elli Schwiesow.
Both men confirmed the joint appearance during interviews Tuesday night but declined to say who would be the candidate. "This is still in process," Katus said. "That's as far as I'll go."
Adelstein was defeated by Schwiesow in the June 6 Republican primary. He declined to endorse her and soon was being courted by South Dakota Democrats to switch parties. On Tuesday, Katus spoke of the "moderate majority" that existed in the state and will be called on during the fall campaign.
and...But in addition to his family and friends, Adelstein said he would trust the voices of the people who twice elected him to the state House and once to the state Senate.
Somehow, I'm not hopeful since it's a joint appearance, and Stan tends to be known for being a shameless publicity whore. If it does happen, I'd also love to see who, if anyone, on the GOP side would defect to help him. Not that Stan ever depended on people for his elections.
However, for this very reason, I don't think he would fare as well as he did this June. He's going to lose many Republicans who had supported him, just for the fact that the party made it's choice once, and this more than smacks of arrogance.
And - at least according to Jay Davis, not all the Democrats would be kicked in the rear about the choice themselves. Expect them to stay home while an enraged GOP pounds on him for his treason.
Regardless, let's see what Friday brings. If we're lucky, we might be able to go back to talking about up and comers.