Dusty Johnson announces re-election bid for a third term in U.S. House

February 1, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson of South Dakota is seeking reelection to a third term.

The 45-year-old Republican on Monday announced his run for the state’s lone House seat in a statement that touted his conservative record and effectiveness on agriculture policy.

He is facing a primary challenge from state lawmaker Rep. Taffy Howard, who is running to his political right.

Democrats have not announced a candidate for the general election.

Johnson has over $2 million in campaign funds at his disposal, while Howard has $114,000 in cash on hand.