Heidepriem’s late comeback plans?

People love it in sports and movies. A sudden surprise at the end is always popular.

It doesn’t happen often in politics, especially in a time when opinions are sampled and weighed so ceaselessly by pollsters. But Democratic gubernatorial candidate Scott Heidepriem is focusing his energies on a late rush to allow him to win.

Heidepriem will air a 30-minute campaign commercial on Thursday, Oct. 7. He hopes this ad, which will air at 6:30 p.m. on all local channels, will reintroduce him to South Dakota voters.

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Ben Arndt told me Friday he thinks his team will pick up votes in the final weeks and the Republican duo of Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state Sen. Matt Michels will lose support. At least that’s the Democrats’ hope.

Realistic? Do you see Scott as the new Harry S. Truman, rallying at the finish line for an upset win? Or does he join the line of other Democrats who couldn’t win the keys to the Governor’s Mansion?