He’s running

I make the above headline with a certain sense of knowing historical irony. In this case, it’s totally accurate:

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds is running for U.S. Senate.

Rounds, scheduled to discuss the decision in events around the state today, announced his decision in a news release Thursday morning.

"I am here today to ask the people of South Dakota for their support and to allow me to work for them as their United States Senator in 2014," Rounds said in a statement.

Read my full story in today’s paper previewing the announcement here.

Rounds’ campaign website, as I predicted, is live.