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South Dakota Political Landscape Unsteady as Sen . Tim Johnson Recovers

South Dakota has seen some fiercely competitive congressional elections in recent years. As the next Senate campaign approaches, however, partisans on both sides are uncharacteristically quiet.They are deferring — for now — to Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson , who is recovering from a brain hemorrhage he suffered in December. He is not yet able to walk unassisted and is undergoing speech therapy, preparing for an eventual return to the Senate.It is still unclear whether Johnson will seek his third term next year. He won re-election in 2002 by just 524 votes and was considered a likely target for the GOP before he fell ill.Republicans, hoping to regain the Senate where Democrats have a very narrow majority, are now stuck playing the waiting game."From the Republican standpoint, of course, the longer Senator Johnson delays a final announcement of his decision whether to stand or not to stand handicaps ... the Republicans in fundraising," said Bill Richardson, political science professor at t...

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