In South Dakota, a Primary Challenge for Herseth Sandlin
The Associated Press is reporting that a Rapid City, S.D. doctor plans to challenge four-term Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in the Democratic primary.
Kevin Weiland, a proponent of health care reform, says millions of dollars were spent during the debate by insurance companies making political action committee contributions to members of Congress, handed out by the lobbyists trying to sway their votes.
Herseth Sandlin, a moderate Democrat, voted against the Democrats’ health reforms on Sunday, setting herself up for sharp criticisms from liberal groups.
Another potential challenger, former Obama campaign aide Steve Hildebrand, announced this week that he’ll stay out of the race.