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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 04:04 AM

Senate hopeful Dan Ahlers has faced long odds before and won. He could be part of the Democratic

Senate hopeful Dan Ahlers has faced long odds before and won. He could be part of the Democratic Party's revival in South Dakota.


Dan Ahlers is very familiar with being an underdog.

“I’m a small business owner,” he told me at a Sioux Falls coffee shop this fall. “I’ve been competing with big corporations all my life. You just have to be smarter.”

Ahlers is facing a massive corporation now, the South Dakota Republican Party. He is running against Sen. Mike Rounds, as the former two-term governor seeks his second term in the Senate.

Polls show Rounds with a comfortable lead and national media outlets such as FiveThirtyEight and other election experts say South Dakota is safely Republican. One listed Rounds as having a 99% chance of victory.

Ahlers rejects that. He opened a video store in Dell Rapids after graduating with a degree in government and international relations from Augustana College in 1997 and eventually owned three stores while also renting videos out of other businesses before closing his business in 2019.

Read more: https://www.sdstandardnow.com/home/south-dakota-senate-hopeful-dan-ahlers-a-democrat-has-faced-long-odds-before-and-won

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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:31 AM

1. Fingers crossed

Hopefully this will be the case.

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