The Democrat-insider ran “Drinking Liberally Sioux Falls” blog makes note of what we’ve been hearing for a while. That Dems are down to “the no one else guy” and that Ann Tornberg may very well be the worst chairman ever.
In Political News: Word on the street has it that Jay Williams, the Yankton County Democratic Chair, will announce that he will challenge John Thune for John’s US Senate seat this year. His announcement could come as early as next week. The South Dakota Democratic Party has been struggling to find someone to run against Thune and his $11 million dollar bankroll. Jay indicated some time ago he would do it if no one else would. It looks like the Democratic Party is down to “no one else”.
And, Democratic registration in South Dakota fell again in January to a new low of 167,064. Democratic registration has declined in 13 of the last 14 months, the only exception being a 14 voter gain last July. In total, Democratic registration has dropped by 8,900 voters since Ann Tornberg’s election as State Democratic Chair in December 2014. Despite promises, we still have not heard of any plan from Ann about a voter registration drive to reverse this trend. She is probably too busy being a pretend legislator in Pierre.
I need a Drink.