Oh, the excitement! New candidates are racing to get their petitions in (Charlie, get 'em right!). Secretary Gant announces a political head-to-head that I would pay money to watch: Carmen Toft of Sioux Falls has filed to run as a Democrat for District 10 House against incumbent Republican Rep. Jenna Haggar. Watch Toft tear apart Haggar's cute factor, then destroy the incumbent on facts and policy.
But my friend Carmen isn't just messing with Jenna; she's messing with Haggar's whole family. Also filing for District 10 House today was Jenna's upstairs (at last check) neighbor Don Haggar. Yes, I'm pretty sure Don and Jenna are related. Take 'em both, Carmen!
Meanwhile, Carmen has a new Dem neighbor in Sioux Falls. Rep. Mitch Fargen, currently of Flandreau and District 8, is declaring Sioux Falls his new home and running for House in District 15. Less driving, but twice as much walking now, as Mitch's entry triggers a primary with previously filed Dem candidates Karen Soli and incumbent Patrick Kirschman. District 15 Dems may face a hard choice in June... and oh, how nice to have Dem choices!