Johnson set to serve a third term as South Dakota’s lone congressman
Republican U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson will serve another term as the state’s lone U.S. Congressman. The AP called the race Tuesday night for Johnson with 80% of the vote.
Johnson lauded Republican wins in the U.S. House during his speech.
“I am going to bring the same can-do attitude to the majority that I brought to the minority,” Johnson said.
The crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn erupted in cheers as Johnson declared “we will have a new Speaker of the House.”
The self-described workhorse from Mitchell faced Libertarian Collin Duprel. He said the results tell him the Republican party has a strong base – “but there is a dent in the armor,” Duprel said.
The Democratic candidate, Ryan Ryder, withdrew from the race after coming under scrutiny for tweets he made from a personal account.
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