WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mike Rounds has won the U.S. Senate seat in a three-way race in South Dakota, CNN projected on Tuesday, a gain for Republicans hoping to take control of the chamber.
Rounds, 60, a former governor of the state, defeated former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler, who ran as an independent, and Rick Weiland, a one-time aide to former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle. The current Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat, is retiring.
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Peter Cooney)