While Cory Heidelberger tells people to jump of Team Varilek for the US Senate (Jagermeister shots for all), a writer for the Daily Kos website seems to be telling people that because of charges of nepotism, former Democratic Congresswoman Herseth is the better option for Democrats to consider in the race for US Senate in an article titled “Should Brendan Johnson run for his Father’s seat?:”
But of course it’s going to depend on who the Democrats nominate. If they go with Johnson, they’ll have a fresh face with a great record, especially regarding South Dakota’s tribes. However, they will have to deal with the charges of nepotism from the GOP. Herseth Sandlin, she’ll have a chance to redeem herself and learn from the mistakes she made from the 2010 campaign. We would be sending another woman to the Senate, hold onto our majority and have someone who wants to continue to fight for both farmers and Native American issues
One thing for sure is we need to avoid a nasty and expensive primary if we are going to do this right. It’s understandable that Democrats are divided on both Johnson the younger and Herseth Sandlin but there can only be one.