The third-quarter financial reports are online for candidates seeking South Dakota’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election.
Democratic candidate Tim Bjorkman of Canistota reported contributions of $72,459.20 in the third quarter – and the first for his campaign – and net spending of $26,705.04. Bjorkman also reported that he loaned the campaign $50,000. His campaign balance as of Sept. 30, 2017, was $95,754.16.
Republican candidate Dusty Johnson of Mitchell reported contributions of $117,689.07 in the third quarter and net spending of $55,360.75. For the 2018 election cycle, Johnson reported contributions of $472,267.91 and net spending of $121,606.65. Johnson’s cash balance as of Sept. 30, 2017, was $350,684.50.
Republican candidate Shantel Krebs of Fort Pierre reported contributions of $132,933.21. in the third quarter and net spending of $48,532.64, For the 2018 election cycle, Krebs reported contributions of $404,046.21 and net spending of $89,175.60. Krebs’ cash balance as of Sept. 30, 2017, was $310,870.61.
Their individual reports are available at fec.gov.
Bjorkman is a retired circuit judge and is now in private law practice. Johnson is a former elected member of the state Public Utilities Commission and was chief of staff during the first term of Gov. Dennis Daugaard before returning to the private sector. Krebs is the elected secretary of state for South Dakota and previously was a state legislator who worked in the private sector.
Johnson and Krebs are seeking the Republican nomination in the 2018 June primary election. Bjorkman doesn’t have a competitor at this point for the Democratic nomination. They are running to succeed U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, who is a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor.