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Lost the Senate, Then Straight to Jail: Annette Bosworth Is Having a Horrible Day

The last 24 hours have not gone as anticipated for one GOP candidate.


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Annette Bosworth is not having a good day.

First, the Republican Senate candidate found out she lost in the South Dakota primary on national television.


"I want to start with the breaking news from the Associated Press that you have lost your race," said Fox's Megyn Kelly, as she introduced Bosworth on Tuesday night.

"Well, that's news to me," said a clearly surprised Bosworth. "I didn't know that."


Then, on Wednesday afternoon, the Argus Leader reported that Bosworth had turned herself into jail after a warrant for her arrest was issued earlier in the day. The politician was charged with perjury and filing a false or forged document, both felonies that carry a maximum sentence of two years and a $4,000 fine.

The charges stem from accusations that Bosworth submitted nominating petitions that listed her as the person circulating the documents, even though she was in the Philippines with her husband at the time. Bosworth has denied any wrongdoing, and she was released on her own recognizance on Wednesday.

Bosworth, considered a long-shot candidate for retiring Democrat Tim Johnson's seat, may be best known for a tearful press conference she gave last month in a room full of campaign signs plastered in graphic language. Bosworth had the posters covered in offensive language people had used to describe her online.

Bosworth came in fourth in Tuesday's primary, after the winner, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, and runners-up Larry Rhoden and Stace Nelson, both state representatives. Rounds is favored to defeat Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, who ran uncontested in his primary, in the general election.


Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the reason for Bosworth's trip to the Philippines, and that she posted bail upon her release from jail.

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