RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Scyller Borglum plans news conferences Monday amid speculation she will challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds in a primary.
Borglum, a Republican from Rapid City elected in November to her first term, plans stops in Rapid City, Chamberlain and Sioux Falls.
Borglum, an engineer, said in a statement that she had made a decision on the race and planned to announce her “2020 common-sense conservative vision for South Dakota.”
Borglum said in May that U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson had tried to intimidate her away from a run. Johnson denied it. Borglum said at the time that she had no intention of challenging Rounds.
Rounds, a former two-term governor, was elected to the Senate in 2014. He announced earlier this month that his wife Jean was beginning treatment for cancer.

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