Sen. Tim Johnson is planning on holding a press conference tomorrow:
(Reuters) – Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2014, sources close to the matter and key Capitol Hill staffers said on Monday.
His son could end up running for the seat, as could Former Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin who lost in 2010.
Overall, 35 of the 100 Senate seats are up for election in 2014, of which 21 are now held by Democrats and 14 are held by Republicans. The Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber.
Gulp. We cannot afford to lose the Senate.
MSNBC’s Krystal Ball had this reaction on the Twitter Machine:
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) March 25, 2013