Rapid City blogger John Tsitrian appears to be leaning toward Tim Bjorkman in his early read of the Congressional race. Tsitrian, a former Republican now registered independent, has characterized Republican Dusty Johnson as mostly “telegenic” but “way short” on substance and has supported that assessment in response to a swift public rebuttal from Johnson himself. Tsitrian has joined me in criticizing Republican Shantel Krebs for kissing up to Trump by inviting the endorsement of now-decommissioned voter-fraud fantasist Kris Kobach.
Yet of Democrat Bjorkman, Tsitrian speaks favorably:
…Bjorkman’s website (refreshingly loaded with positions on specific issues, unlike the me-saturated, policy-devoid versions of his opponents) contains a long, regularly updated list of his takes on the legislative topics of the day, including healthcare, net neutrality, Muslim registry, taxes and DACA [John Tsitrian, “Here Come Da Judge: Democrat Tim Bjorkman’s Quest for South Dakota’s Seat in the House of Representatives,” The Constant Commoner, 2018.01.10].
…but not irrationally exuberantly:
You can go to his website to find a longer list of Bjorkman’s positions, which are clear, unequivocal–and risky as all get out in this red state of ours. It’ll indeed take a mash-up of Hercules and Don Quixote to accomplish what Bjorkman is trying to do. So far he seems up to the task. We’ll see [Tsitrian, 2018.01.10].
Bjorkman plans to campaign in Colome, Dallas, Gregory, and Burke today and Winner on Saturday.