Kranz: Dusty Johnson to jump into US House Race? Possibly......
"It is something I am considering. Any time you have a realistic opportunity to make South Dakota better, you have to take a look," Dusty Johnson says. "The thing for me: Can you be a good congressman and a good father?"Read it all here.
"I have tremendous respect for Rep. Herseth Sandlin, but this is not about her. It is tough to sit on the sidelines as we deal with security and economic issues. It would be an opportunity for me to make a difference," Johnson said.
Rep. Joel Dykstra is opening the door to a possible U.S. Senate campaign regardless of what Johnson decides to do.
Actually, I'm intrigued by this lineup. It might mean Republicans have a solid congressional field to go into the election season with. When faced with a choice of this nature, it means that the Congresswoman is not going to get the luxury of ducking debates for a third election in a row.
I think the first issue they could have a substantive debate on might be Herseth's position on supporting the troops. Although, she seems to be having enough of a debate with herself on that issue:
04/26/07: "We need . . . to recognize the war is not lost, in my opinion." "Herseth Sandlin: The War is not Lost," APSDP who has all this and much more on their website.)
04/25/07: Herseth Sandlin voted with fellow Democrats Wednesday in passing a measure that would require the start of troop withdrawals from Iraq by Oct. 1
3/28/07: "I have always rejected arbitrary or irresponsible timelines that would tie the hands of our military leaders, and I will continue to do so." SHS, Press Release
But then again, I'm sure she'd duck the debate with herself as well.