Democratic candidate for District 12 House Mike Knudson gets a nice campaign endorsement from his dad and five other well-known Republicans:

Knudson for State House District 12 flyer, endorsements from six South Dakota Republicans, October 2012

Knudson for State House District 12 flyer, endorsements from six South Dakota Republicans, October 2012

Dave Knudson, Jan Nicolay, Mitch Richter, Casey Murschel, Joni Cutler, and Gene Abdallah—six Republicans endorsing a Democrat who dares advertise on the Madville Times? Do we need to take someone's temperature? Or do rather radically right District 12 Republican Reps. Manny Steele and Hal Wick need to start looking for something else to do next January?

The anonymous SDGOP Platform Accountability Project blasts the Republicans on this mailing. This anonymous branch of the unaccountable insurgency against the party leadership cites the Knudson card as "just the latest proof of the fact that liberals and 'progressives' have infiltrated the Republican party at the highest levels."

Dagnabit! If my fellow liberals and progressives have infiltrated the party, why haven't they sent me a memo? Why am I not feeling empowered by this successful conspiracy?

Now if we can get those six Republicans to all throw in for Susan Randall in District 12, too, then maybe we can talk about a successful left-wing insurgency.