I'm not running! says Stephanie Herseth Sandlin on Facebook:

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, mom, working woman, not a candidate in 2012

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, mom, working woman, not a candidate in 2012

...It's been great to see and hear from so many of you over the past couple of months. Please know how much I appreciate the kindness you always extend to my family and all the encouragement I've received to consider a run for public office in 2012. This has been an extraordinarily difficult decision. My desire to serve South Dakota will always be strong, and I will always give serious consideration to opportunities to serve again, but I will not be a candidate for office in 2012... [Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Facebook post, 2012.01.21].

SHS says she's having a great time being a mom and enjoying her new professional opportunities.

Looks like Dakota War College is going to need some new talking points. Run hard, Jeff and Matt!