Two Democrats now in the running for Congress
August 27, 2019 9:19AM CDT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two Democrats say they are running for the U.S. House seat currently held by South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson.
A financial crime specialist from Dell Rapids, Brian Wirth, is treasurer of the Minnehaha County Democratic Party. He lost to state Sen. Kris Langer in District 25 last year.
Another Democrat, 32-year-old Whitney Raver of Custer, also says she is seeking to unseat Johnson. Raver lost in her bid to represent District 30 in the South Dakota House last year.
Johnson, in his first term in Congress, hasn’t announced yet that’s he seeking re-election.