Dave Kranz: Who cares if we have an election in 2008 - it's all about the Gov
Even though some believe the Republican gubernatorial race will add up to a herd of candidates, political handicappers say it won't be as many as once thought.
Most often heard in the speculation of "definite" candidates is Daugaard, state Sen. Dave Knudson, former House Speaker Matt Michels and former state Sen. Lee Schoenbeck.
Political observers say Knudson and Schoenbeck seem to be making the most inroads. July 1 will tell whose got the money advantage.
Sen. Scott Heidepriem continues to be regarded as the only "sure bet" candidate to seek the Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination.