From today’s paper:
PIERRE — Rapid City physician Kevin Weiland said Thursday he decided to challenge Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in a Democratic primary because she voted against the health care overhaul he believes is needed. Weiland told reporters he also is unhappy with Herseth Sandlin’s vote on an energy measure related to climate change and believes special interest groups have too much influence in Washington.
But he said he would not have chosen to challenge Herseth Sandlin for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House if she had voted for the health care reform bill.
“Americans are tired of politicians who run scared when they have to take unpopular but necessary stands on important issues. Voters are simply tired. I want to change that,” Weiland said.
Weiland needs to collect 1,213 valid signatures by Tuesday to get his name on the ballot for the primary.
Does this guy have a shot?