Remember that statement Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., made last week in which he seemed to move toward a reelection announcement? In a conference call with South Dakota reporters, he kind of took it back.
But in a telephone news conference with South Dakota reporters Wednesday, Johnson said his earlier statement should have been more clear about the prospects he will seek a fourth term."I should have added more clarity to my comments," Johnson said of the statement he made last week. "If I run again, I will run a strong campaign. But only if I run again, and it's far too soon to make that statement."
If Johnson ultimately decides against a bid, the names floated as potential Democratic candidates include former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and Johnson's son, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson.