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2014 Senate: South Dakota Democrat to Retire

natch Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 5:49 PM
Kristi's voting record doesn't make me think 'conservative', more like RINO.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 11:21 PM
Just what we need, another kiss up Establishmentarian.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 7:59 PM
The seat belongs to the people of South Dakota, not to Johnson.

Call me nit-picky but I will never cede ownership of anything to a Commie Maggot.
JulieBrown Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:33 PM
Nothing wrong at all with being a Tea Party Candidate. And she is doing what she thinks is best for her fellow South Dakotans. No different than other congress person.

I like Kristi and I hope she runs for Johnsons seat. Time to democrats the party of yesterday.
natch Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:25 PM
Here, Julie, is the link to Kristi's scorecard on votes for spending cuts.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/projects/budgetcutscore/
natch Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:14 PM
Actually, I have. She was the TP darling until she got elected. It happens to many of them. Go Club for Growth web site and see for yourself how far she has slipped. Too bad.
JulieBrown Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:08 PM
Then you really haven't looked at her voting record...now have you??

Not unexpected, but significant:
 

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2014, sources close to the matter and key Capitol Hill staffers said on Monday. Johnson, 66, joined the Senate in 1997 and has been widely expected to retire at the end of his term. He plans to make the announcement on Tuesday, the sources said. Johnson's staff said that he will hold a press conference at the University of South Dakota on Tuesday. His retirement would leave...