If any Republicans are seriously considering nominating impeached killer Jason Ravnsborg to run for another term as Attorney General, they’ve just gotten one more reason to switch their vote to Marty Jackley. Not only has Marty Jackley never been impeached; not only has Marty Jackley never killed anyone that we know of; but if the Republicans nominate Jackley, Randy Seiler, perhaps the strongest possible opponent the Democrats can offer, will back out of the race:
…Democratic Party Chairman Randy Seiler, a career prosecutor and former U.S. Attorney who lost to Ravnsborg in the 2018 general election, has told South Dakota News Watch he will run for Attorney General again – but only on one condition.
“I won’t run against Jackley,” said Seiler. “But if Jason emerges as the Republican nominee, I will run” [Stu Whitney, “Political Intrigue Swirls Around Upcoming Attorney General Election in South Dakota,” South Dakota News Watch].
Nominate Jackley, and Democrats may let Republicans have the Attorney General’s seat without contest. Nominate Ravnsborg, and Seiler, who fell 33,513 votes short of beating Ravnsborg in 2018, before Ravnsborg killed Joseph Boever and became the first South Dakotan ever impeached, will pick up 60,000 votes, boot Ravnsborg back to Iowa, and become our first Democratic Attorney General since the 1970s.
Republicans, listen to Randy Seiler, and act in your own self-interest: nominate Marty Jackley.