The Democrats "2012 dilemma"

Jonathon Ellis indicates Dem Chairman BJ Nesselhuf is seeking at least one more candidate to challenge Congresswoman Noem. One has to wonder if he will be hoping for one more candidate until he gets the candidate he wants. (I’m sure it isn’t anything personal intended toward Varilek and Barth.)

And, if Nesselhuf is right, there will be at least one more candidate.

Of course, most people wonder whether that candidate is former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Herseth Sandlin told Kevin Woster, the resident sage at the Rapid City Journal, that she would make a personal decision about whether to run again sometime this month….

She?s also being pressured, I?m told, by various Democratic honchos to make another run.

My advice to Herseth Sandlin, she should get in this race and remind people why she campaigned for Obama in the first place. That stimulus worked out really well.

But for fun, let’s assume Herseth Sandlin doesn’t run. Who else could be a third candidate to get in this Democratic primary?

I doubt Brendan Johnson will run since his in-laws are already on board for Matt Varilek. Could it be former senator Nancy Turbak Berry? or former Senator Dan Ahlers? After the 2010 election, there are mostly “former” Democratic legislators for Nesselhuf to choose from.

Apparently the bench is pretty thin.