Caught it in a recent news item – in case you hadn’t heard, Tessa Gould, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s former chief of staff/campaign manager is running the race of North Dakota Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp. The original news item was several months ago on “the Roll Call” website:
Tessa Gould will manage the Senate campaign of former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp.
Gould was chief of staff to former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.) and most recently served as associate development director for the University of South Dakota Foundation. She is a native of Jamestown, N.D., which is about 90 minutes west of Fargo.
With key staff members such as Tessa Gould staying involved in the political field, I think you can practically seal the deal on a planned return to politics in 2014 for former Congresswoman Herseth, as she runs for the seat currently held by Tim Johnson.