State Representative Mark Mickelson joined Attorney General Marty Jackley this weekend in the “candidate club” as he publicly states in the media that he is actively in the hunt for the 2018 GOP nomination for Governor:
Journal: Why are you interested in running for governor now and what would be your agenda be if elected?
Mickelson: I’m certainly interested in that position. I do have another election in November. (I want to) move South Dakota forward, helping private enterprise and partnering with the private sector to make sure that we in the government are doing everything that we can do to create opportunities for our children to stay here.
This comes on the heels of Marty Jackley recently noting he’s in the race.
2018 is becoming interesting already. (Potentially more interesting than the two top of the ticket races in 2016, which are practically over already, given the lackluster Dems in the race.)