Speaking of Democratic candidates, we have another declared contender for the U.S. House race. A month after his final day as circuit court judge, Tim Bjorkman has announced he wants to go to Congress.
The Canistota man hasn’t put up a website yet, but he did reserve the domain TimBjorkman.com late Saturday night (03:14:49 Zulu Time Sunday morning, says the ICANN WHOIS record). The campaign has put up a Facebook page for the official campaign kick-off, which is Thursday, 6 p.m., at the Canistota Public School Veterans Memorial near 4th and Main. The event promises a “non-partisan, thoughtful, outside-the-box advocate who will be a strong voice for South Dakota and against corporate Washington.”
Bjorkman has appeared twice at the Sioux Falls Democratic Forum in the last three months. Theoretically, he would face Chris Martian in the primary, but since announcing his desire to run for Congress in April, Martian has been politically quiet. The Mitchell Daily Republic mentioned some candidatorial posturing by Senator Troy Heinert and Rep. Shawn Bordeaux on Friday in Pickstown, but neither of them have pulled any official triggers.