South Dakota 2014 (U.S. Senate Race Profile)

Incumbent Tim Johnson
Party Democrat
Years in Senate 16 years
Previous Victory 62.5%
Status Retiring
GOP Primary Jun 03, 2014
Gen Election Nov 04, 2014

South Dakota is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tim Johnson is retiring. President Obama lost the state in 2012 so it is important that Republicans nominate a strong conservative. NOTE: SCF will not support former governor MIke Rounds because his record is too liberal.