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Pressler may run for his old Senate seat

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Larry Pressler says he is considering running for his old U-S Senate seat as an independent.  (KELO file)
Larry Pressler says he is considering running for his old U-S Senate seat as an independent. (KELO file)

Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) Maverick Republican Larry Pressler says he is considering running for his old U-S Senate seat as an independent. The 71-year-old Pressler says he is forming an exploratory committee to see what kind of support there might be for him in 2014.

Senator Tim Johnson (D), who has decided not to seek re-election, is the man who beat Pressler for the seat in 1996. Pressler reportedly says the chances of him running are less than 50-50, but he is considering it.

Pressler is hardly a Tea Party Republican. He supported Barack Obama for president. 

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