Sen. Mike Rounds announces bid for second term
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds has officially announced plans to run for re-election.
Rounds' seat representing South Dakota in the Senate is up for re-election this November. Rounds first won his seat back in 2014, after serving both as a U.S. Representative and governor of South Dakota.
Rounds made his bid official Thursday morning.
The Huron native is set to face opponents from both sides of the political aisle.
, a Republican representing Rapid City in the South Dakota House, announced plans to run for U.S. Senate last summer. Two Democratic candidates - former state legislator Dan Ahlers of
and Clara Hart of Sioux Falls - have also announced intentions to run.
on his campaign website, Rounds said "Now is the right time" to announce his bid for re-election.
Rounds has recently faced adversity outside the political realm. Last year, he