WATCH: Senate candidate learns she lost live on Fox's 'the Kelly File'

WATCH: Senate candidate learns she lost live on Fox's 'the Kelly File'

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Megyn Kelly inadvertently broke the news that S.D. senate candidate Annette Bosworth had lost her primary race to Bosworth herself live on national TV.
Matt Bradwell

Former Sen. Larry Pressler considering running again

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler, a Republican from South Dakota, says he's considering running for his old job on the independent ticket next year.

Democrats lose choice to run for South Dakota's U.S. Senate seat

PIERRE, S.D., May 13 (UPI) -- Stephanie Sandlin, seen by national Democrats as their best hope to retain a Democratic seat from South Dakota in the U.S. Senate, said Monday she will not run.
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Ex-S.D. Gov. Rounds to run for Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Former Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has tossed his hat in the ring for a 2014 Senate bid.

GOP wins apparent in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard brushed back Democratic opponent Scott Heidepriem to succeed the outgoing Gov. Mike Rounds in South Dakota, returns showed.

South Dakotans dig out, try to power up

RAPID CITY, S.D., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of South Dakotans were without power after a blizzard zapped power lines and snapped tree branches and utility poles, authorities said.

Governor mum on possible Johnson successor

VERMILLION, S.D., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, a Republican, Saturday refused to say if he would pick a Democrat or Republican to replace Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson.

S.D. senator 'responsive' after surgery

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., was "appropriately responsive" Thursday following surgery at a Washington hospital to stop bleeding in his brain.

Report: Sen. Johnson did not suffer stroke

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., was hospitalized in Washington Wednesday, but his office said he did not suffer a stroke or a heart attack, as earlier thought.

Abortion law puts S. Dakota GOP on spot

PIERRE, S.D., May 4 (UPI) -- South Dakota's tough new abortion law has created problems for the state's dominant Republican Party, Stateline.org reported.

Abortion ban makes waves in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D., April 15 (UPI) -- Since the state banned most abortions two months ago, the politics of South Dakota has transformed the sparsely populated state into a battleground.

Rounds signs S.D. anti-abortion law

PIERRE, S.D., March 6 (UPI) -- South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds Monday signed legislation outlawing most abortions, setting the stage for a new Supreme Court battle.

Texas unlikely to follow S. Dakota's lead

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Texas, the state where the landmark Roe vs. Wade case originated, is unlikely to launch a frontal assault on the ruling that legalized abortion.

S.D. House passes anti-abortion bill

PIERRE, S.D., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Gov. Mike Rounds said he is "inclined to sign" a bill passed by the South Dakota Legislature that would virtually ban abortion in the state.
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Mike Rounds

Marion Michael "Mike" Rounds (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician. Rounds has served as the 31st and current Governor of South Dakota since January 7, 2003, having been elected on November 5, 2002 and re-elected on November 7, 2006. His term expires in January 2011.

Rounds, the eldest of eleven siblings, was born in Huron, South Dakota and has lived in Pierre, the state capital, since he was three years old. He was named for an uncle, Marion Rounds, who was killed in the Pacific theater during the Second World War.

Several members of the Rounds family have been involved in state government. His father, Don Rounds, worked at various times as state director of highway safety, a staffer for Rural Electrification Administration, and executive director of the South Dakota Petroleum Council. Rounds's brother, Tim Rounds, is a member of the South Dakota State Legislature representing District 24, which includes Pierre.

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