PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
The former Republican governor's announcement was widely expected, as he said in September that he was forming a committee to explore a run for the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson, who hasn't indicated whether he will seek a fourth term.
Rounds, 58, said at the time, he was considering a Senate run because he was worried about the national debt and health care reform.