So, I’ve heard not once, but twice in the last 12 hours that State Representative Scyller Borglum is entering the race for US Senate in a matter of just a few weeks.
And this is aside from my website search yesterday showing a number of new domains.
If you recall, back on May 2nd, Representative Borglum had noted to South Dakota Public Broadcasting as part of the story where she had gotten into it with Congressman Dusty Johnson:
“I’ve been hearing this a lot, people have been hearing this and I know it’s been going around political circles,” Borglum says. “But I’m working really hard as a state legislator. This is what I do, this is what I was elected to do. So, I answered his question, I said, ‘No, I’m working as a state legislator. This is my MO.’”
Borglum says she’s made no announcement about plans to seek a higher office.
“Well, Scyller has told folks across the state that she was thinking about running for US Senate,” Johnson says. “And that is absolutely her prerogative.
Fast forward to today.
I’ve heard from two people that at the beginning of July, possibly July 1, it is rumored that Representative Borglum will be announcing her entrance into the race. And that the effort will be managed by Ashley Granby/Wolf, who had sent out that press release on Borglum’s behalf earlier this year, coming off of having served as a West River person for the Noem for Governor effort this past year.
If true (keeping in mind it is strictly relegated to rumor at this point), the early July date would make sense, as it marks the start of the third fundraising quarter for the year for federal campaign FEC reporting.
But… Not so quick. With all that said, there could be a lot of assuming going around as well.
Why? Because those domains could possibly relate to a different Senate seat.
It is also rumored that the State Senate seat in Borglum’s State Legislative District (D32) could open up this coming election in 2020, with State Senator Alan Solano having taking a new position as the Vucurevich Foundation CEO.
Which makes perfect sense. Although, it would be a far more mundane shift from Borglum’s current House position to a Senate Seat.
All we can do stay tuned. For a lot more politics to come.