So far, we’ve had former Badlands Blue Writer Travis Dahle (and a shout out to Travis), Harrisburg Supt Jim Holbeck, and Representative Suzy Blake drop out from running for the legislature because they were serving as placeholders.
Now, to that list we’ve added Dick Gors of Tea, Juanita Grewing of North Sioux City, and Barb Kavanaugh of Sioux Falls withdrawing. (No word if the earlier loss of her running mate Carmen Toft from the District 10 House contest drove her from the race. Ba-dum Ching!)
So far, that’s 6 placeholders who have left the contest for the legislature, and I anticipate that we’re going to lose at least a few more.
Are we going to actually hit 10 races that Democrats couldn’t find someone willing to take up their banner for? Is that a record?