Laughably, Democrat candidate for State Senate Cory Heidelberger is ignoring the 600-lb gorilla in the room this morning – that the candidate leading his ticket this election year is a last minute, “if no one else will do it” Hail Mary pass:
Sioux Falls Democratic Forum trusts me with their money by sponsoring Dakota Free Press, but they won’t tell me who the candidate is. If you want to know for sure, you’ll need to come to the Sioux Falls VFW on South Minnesota, just north of the I-229 intersection, at noon on Friday for the announcement.
The Senate candidate has clearly followed my advice on waiting until the actual election year to announce.
Is he serious? Not just the SDWC, but Sioux Falls Drinking Liberally (the only worthwhile Dem News Blog) already told readers about what’s coming up.
Not to mention the fact that Jay Williams is already known as the last chance they had at the seat not being vacant, rumored to having earlier offered to take one for the team.
The word on the street is that Democrats in Pierre are telling people that Jay Williams of Yankton is likely to make an announcement in coming days for U.S. Senate as the party’s candidate for the Senate Seat currently held by Senator John Thune.
I’ve been hearing for months now that Williams, Chairman of the Yankton County Democrat Party, had allegedly been telling Democrat muckety-mucks something to the effect that if they were desperate and couldn’t find a candidate, they could put his name on the ballot.
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”.
Apparently, only Cory got the party memo from Ann Tornberg demanding that Williams’ candidacy is to be held until Friday, and he is to be portrayed as a willing candidate, not a last gasp.