State Senator Larry Diedrich has been nominated by the GOP State Central Committee to oppose Stephanie Herseth in the special election on June 1. The AP's Chet Brokaw reports, in a piece headlined "State Sen. Larry Diedrich wins GOP House nomination." Excerpt:
But after Diedrich won the nomination, the other candidates appeared on stage with him and held up signs from his campaign that said: "Larry Diedrich for Congress."
The paragraph above contradicts something written by David Kranz, the dean of South Dakota political reporters, in his report on this event:
Diedrich will also be on the ballot in June for the Republican nomination in the general election. It's possible that he will face a primary challenge in that race, meaning he would have to run two campaigns simultaneously. One against Herseth and another against a Republican challenger.
Kranz undoubtedly witnessed the other candidates visibly supporting Diedrich, as reported by Chet Brokaw. Despite witnessing this, Kranz has the temerity to write that "it's possible that [Diedrich] will face a primary challenge." Clearly, Kranz is trying to sow discord among Republicans, rather than just reporting the facts.