I’ll put up a complete post in the coming hours. Democratic candidates for state Senate and state House of Representatives surged Wednesday as the registered mail arrived at the South Dakota Secretary of State office. At least 13 more Democratic candidates — six Senate, seven House — were certified, including Sen. Angie Buhl O’Donnell of Sioux Falls. Democrats are now challenging four more Republican incumbent senators — Mike Vehle of Mitchell, Deb Soholt of Sioux Falls, Ried Holien of Watertown and Ernie Otten of Tea — and running for an open Senate seat in the Sioux Falls area where Republican Shantel Krebs of Renner isn’t seeking re-election.
Two more Republicans seeking House election also received certification today. The filing deadline was Tuesday at 5 p.m. CDT, but petitions sent via registered mail before that time are being accepted. Stay tuned. This is a wild finish.