Will SD Sen. Johnson run?

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Aug 29, 2007 7:39 AM
Yesterday, the answer was yes on ABC .

“ABC News’ Bob Woodruff Reports: Senator Tim Johnson, the South Dakota Democrat who suffered a near fatal brain hemorrhage last December, will seek reelection in 2008.”

“Throughout, Senator Johnson talks candidly with Mr. Woodruff about his daily struggles and his determination not only to return to the Senate next week, but to seek re-election in 2008."
Not so fast.

Johnson’s spokeswoman, Julianne Fisher, said today the claim that Johnson is running is exaggerated and unfair.

“I will tell you, frankly, that is not fair,” she said.

Fisher says the senator told ABC the same thing his staff has been saying for weeks, which is that he would like to but no decision has been made.