In the throes of belittling Susan Wismer, journalist Bob Mercer coughs up this nugget about Governor Dennis Daugaard's political intentions... or lack thereof! Mercer reports that Daugaard is putting his campaign on cruise control and calling it quits after his second term:
Daugaard didn’t plan to do any campaigning during his last week before the election and intended to travel on the final Sunday and Monday with former Gov. Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Daugaard was Rounds’ lieutenant governor for eight years.
...Daugaard would use any leftover money for political purposes and office-related expenses such as travel during the next four years if re-elected, according to his spokesman, Tony Venhuizen.
“He doesn’t want to run again (for another office) and doesn’t want to fund-raise in a second term,” Venhuizen said [Bob Mercer, "History-Making Ticket Fading in Governor's Race," Rapid City Journal, 2014.11.02].
Did you catch that, Republican aspirants? If you're looking to run for Congress in 2018 or to challenge Senator Weiland in 2020, Dennis Daugaard will not stand in your way. Young bucks, rev those engines!