Larry Pressler is worried about America. "I think we're slipping in the wrong direction," the former U.S. senator said Thursday. Pressler said the conservative South Dakota Legislature should consider implementing a state income tax, allow for gay civil unions and reconsider the new raised speed limit. He said people need to learn how to follow before they can lead. [Mitchell Daily Republic]Pressler was recruited for the 2014 US Senate race by Republican strategists to run as a liberal siphoning resources and votes from Democrat, Rick Weiland.
The state's junior senator, Republican Mike Rounds, is a disgraced former governor implicated in a scam that traded favors for green cards and the bilking of his partners in a flood insurance scheme.
South Dakota's senior senator, ethically compromised Republican John Thune, is considered vulnerable to defeat in 2016. Thune is South Dakota's Bob Menendez.