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Larry Rhoden enters South Dakota Senate race


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - A Republican primary for the U-S Senate in South Dakota became a certainty today when State Senator Larry Rhoden officially announced his candidacy in Sioux Falls.

     Rhoden, of Union Center in western South Dakota, says he will be a conservative candidate.

     He also knows that he doesn’t have the name recognition that his Republican opponent, former Governor Mike Rounds, has.

     Rhoden believes the primary focus in the race will be what people believe the candidates will do as a U.S. Senator.  He says he'll stand strong against excessive spending and increased taxes.

     The Democrats lone candidate for the U-S Senate is Rick Weiland.