A national story — with a Dakota twist
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is retiring and his party has a big problem in 2012 ? and beyond.
Farm Belt and Southern voters who prefer a Republican president but have often backed moderate Democrats for Congress seem increasingly inclined to vote GOP in all federal races.
SD will be sitting the 2012 Senate race out as only 1/3 of the seats are up. (You know — you could even say we sat out the 2010 Senate race since John Thune was unopposed). Tim Johnson will not be up for re-elect until 2014 — so time will tell how the trends are going (and of course who is the opposition candidate)…..but right now…I’m inclined to like the trend.