Joel Rosenthal of South Dakota Straight Talk says the Democratic candidates in 2008 will be Stephanie Herseth for U.S. Senate and Brendan Johnson, Tim Johnson's son, for U.S. House:
As a consequence when the dominoes fall, our Congresswoman will announce for the U S Senate. This is after all a well-traveled South Dakota tradition of our U S Representative becoming Senator.
Senator Johnson’s son, Brendan, then will then announce for her Herseth Sandlin’s house seat. Surely there would be sympathy support and of course the important name identification – ask Stephanie Herseth.
Both will be formidable candidates – Republicans must prepare, foremost with proven talent and then with treasury and organization.