According to Jim Geraghty, Republican challenger Kristi Noem leads incumbent Democrat Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin by 9 points in the contest for South Dakota’s at-large House seat .
With with the Hil reporting that former funny man Al Franken called the Democrat “a great leader, and I really believe in her,” (as reported by the Rapid City Journal), looks like Herseth-Sandlin is going to have a tough time moving those numbers. In 2008, in a Democratic year in a Democratic state, spending over $20 million dollars, Franken barely won a race for the U.S. Senate, running 12 points behind Obama. The number of dead people voting exceeded Franken’s margin of victory.
Don’t think Franken’s support will help in a that where Obama capatured only 45% of the vote and where his popularity has fallen precipitously in the past two years.