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June 2, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Stephanie Herseth, 33, a lawyer who left the East Coast for a career in politics in her home state, narrowly defeated a Republican former lawmaker in a special congressional election that was closely watched by national parties looking for momentum heading into November. Herseth will immediately fill the seat of Republican William J. Janklow, who was convicted of manslaughter after a fatal traffic accident and resigned his seat.
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June 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Democrats celebrated Stephanie Herseth's capture of a Republican-held House seat in South Dakota on Wednesday and claimed it portends greater gains in the battle for control of Congress. Republicans argued that local factors settled the race, but some conceded privately that a sour national mood and President Bush's slumping support contributed to the defeat of GOP contender Larry Diedrich.
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June 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Democrats celebrated Stephanie Herseth's capture of a Republican-held House seat in South Dakota on Wednesday and claimed it portends greater gains in the battle for control of Congress. Republicans argued that local factors settled the race, but some conceded privately that a sour national mood and President Bush's slumping support contributed to the defeat of GOP contender Larry Diedrich.
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June 2, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Stephanie Herseth, 33, a lawyer who left the East Coast for a career in politics in her home state, narrowly defeated a Republican former lawmaker in a special congressional election that was closely watched by national parties looking for momentum heading into November. Herseth will immediately fill the seat of Republican William J. Janklow, who was convicted of manslaughter after a fatal traffic accident and resigned his seat.
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July 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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September 7, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Amid predictions of a grim political reality for Democrats and talk of political "triage," Democratic campaigns have released a series of internal polls that show them well-positioned in seats that Republicans must win if they are to, in fact, win the House back. Here are the findings: -- In Alabama's 2nd District, Rep. Bobby Bright leads challenger Martha Roby 52% to 43%. -- In North Carolina's 8th District, Rep. Larry Kissell leads Republican Harold Johnson 48% to 36%. -- In Virginia's 2nd District, Rep. Tom Perriello trails state Sen. Robert Hurt by two points, within the margin of error.
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June 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
In a battle between two of the state's political heavyweights, term-limited Gov. William Janklow easily defeated former Sen. Larry Pressler on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for South Dakota's lone House seat. He will face an opponent half his age this fall: Stephanie Herseth, the 31-year-old granddaughter of a former governor, won the Democratic primary over three opponents.
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October 28, 2002
Incumbent vs. incumbent Connecticut Rep. Nancy L. Johnson (R) versus Rep. James M. Maloney (D). A moderate, Johnson has the edge in a campaign in which corporate accountability has been a local issue: Toolmaker Stanley Works had threatened to move its headquarters to Bermuda from the district's core in New Britain. Illinois Rep. David D. Phelps (D) versus Rep. John Shimkus (R).
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October 19, 2010 | By James Oliphant and Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau
Third-party groups are continuing to target vulnerable Democrats in the House, attempting to weaken as many possible between now and election day. Last week, American Action Network, an advocacy nonprofit group run by Norm Coleman, the former senator from Minnesota, pledged to spend least $15 million on TV and Internet ads in House races across the nation. Records filed with the Federal Election Commission over the last several days show that the group, which shares office space in Washington with the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads, is making good on its promise.
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November 8, 2006 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
South Dakota voters on Tuesday decisively rejected the toughest abortion ban in the nation, repealing a law that subjected doctors to five years in prison if they terminated a pregnancy for any reason except to prevent the woman's death. Abortion-rights supporters erupted in whoops and cheers as the returns scrolled across a television screen in their temporary headquarters at a hotel ballroom.
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September 6, 2007 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Nine months after being stricken by a brain hemorrhage, Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) returned to the Senate on Wednesday to the applause of his colleagues and the relief of his party. "It must already be clear to you that my speech is not 100%," Johnson said on the Senate floor, his words and his gait slowed by the life-threatening attack. "But my thoughts are clear and my mind is sharp, and I'm here to be a voice for South Dakota in the Senate."
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December 9, 2003 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
A hometown jury deliberated just five hours Monday before convicting Rep. William J. Janklow, the state's only congressman, of manslaughter for killing a motorcyclist after running a stop sign. Hours later, the Republican announced he would resign from Congress, effective Jan. 20, the date of his sentencing hearing.
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