Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Candidates Or Procrastinators?

It's the last day to file Primary Election nominating petitions with the Secretary of State's office. Last Friday, the Yankton Press & Dakotan reported,
On the legislative end, incumbent Sen. Jean Hunhoff (R-Yankton) is the only candidate for the District 18 Senate race.
For the two District 18 House seats, House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff (D-Yankton) announced Thursday that he will seek re-election.
Two Republicans also told the Press & Dakotan Thursday that they are seeking House seats.
Yankton attorney and former Yankton School Board member Michael Stevens said he filed his petition Thursday.
Thomas D. Stotz, treasurer of the Yankton County Republicans and a chiropractic physician, also announced his candidacy
Two quick observations:  First, are the local Democrats really that weak that they can't field a candidate for state senate?  Second, gotta love procrastinators.  As of this morning, Representative Bernie Hunhoff and Thomas Stotz have not yet filed.  Thomas Bixler, however,  has filed as a Republican candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives.

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