Even though neither Jay nor the South Dakota Democrat Party will confirm any of it, what we’ve been talking about for the better part of 9-10 days now is going to become official.
At the Friday Noon Democrat Forum, Ann Tornberg’s “if no one else will do it” guy, Yankton County Dem Party Chair Jay Williams is set to announce his campaign against John Thune.
The Argus Leader will be live-streaming the announcement of Jay Williams as the Dem’s US Senate contender starting about noon.
You can watch it here, live, and participate right from your desks in the worst candidate rollout in South Dakota History, courtesy of the Argus Leader, and the South Dakota Democrat Party’s brain trust.
Update – Tom Lawrence has a piece pre-written called “SD Democrats’ long, long, long shot,” predicting that it’s worth putting Williams name up, because you never know, Thune could be the VP nominee, or fall ill. But Lawrence concedes, “The odds of any of these things occurring are long, but for South Dakota Democrats, that’s the best shot they’ve got now.”
UPDATE – it’s on KSFY as well.