I've had it confirmed from at least two independent sources that State GOP Chair Randy Frederick is calling and telling people that he does not intend to seek the South Dakota GOP Chairmanship when it's up again this next February.
This opens up a huge void, as it comes as an unexpected move, and there's no one out there currently looking at it.
Embattled and accused State Senator Dan Sutton has resigned. Except it's just for this current legislative term, according to KELO news: In a letter dated today, Democratic state Senator Dan Sutton of Flandreau says he is resigning from his current term, but not from the new term that starts in January.
Sutton was re-elected with 57 percent of the vote last week, and his lawyers say the issue should be handled by the next Senate and not by the current lame-duck Senate.Read it all here.
Well, if I were him, I'd rather be judged by a 20-15 split Senate than a 25-10 split. But will his new caucus mates? No way. This puts his fellow Democrats in a tough position.
Right now, the flame on the oven isn't turned up. But come this next session, it will be.
If the evidence and testimony are damning enough along with explicit and descriptive testimony on the alleged groping, his pals in the Democratic Caucus may be very, very quick to abandon him. As opposed to this happening at the end of S…