I was hearing word last night that a second candidate may be getting into the South Dakota State House Race here in District 7.
I heard through the grapevine that former State House member Carol Pitts has petitions out. Pitts served in the House between 2001-2002, and again from 2007-2010.
With Mayor Tim Reed in the race as well, that would fill the Republican House slate with two very strong candidates, giving the GOP the toughest slate here in years – which could put Democrat House Minority Leader Spence Hawley in the position of having a race far more difficult than he might have been planning for.
Stay tuned as this develops.