U.S. Senator Mike Rounds is going to have a challenger when he runs for re-election in next year’s June primary.

State Representative Scyller Borglum of Rapid City made the announcement late Monday afternoon in Sioux Falls that she plans to run against Senator Rounds for the Republican nomination. She talked about Rounds letting his party down.

“Having a career politician in the state as long as he has been should be able to bring some of our common sense conservative values to Washington, D.C. and we know that did not happen,” Borglum said.

Borglum made stops on Monday in Rapid City, Chamberlain, Sioux Falls and Watertown. Borglum talked about eliminating big government, fixing the health care system and securing borders.

Senator Rounds office provided the following statement regarding Borglum’s candidacy.

“There are 38 U.S. Senators that support President Trump more than 90% of the time and Mike is among them.  Mike’s overall conservative credentials are top two in the 2014 class.    He’s known as a reformer with serious policy chops. He’s doing exactly what he said he’d do in Washington. South Dakotans know this.  Typically a GOP primary challenge comes from the right.  A challenge from the left is bizarre and that would be the case here.

Right now, Mike is focused on Jean and getting her the treatment that she needs to cure this cancer diagnosis and on doing his job as South Dakota’s senator. “

“Left” Reference
2019 leg scorecards –
Family Heritage Alliance 64%
Americans for Prosperity 20%
Citizens for Liberty (2nd Amendment) 60%

Rob Skjonsberg