1st-term Rep. Borglum launches Senate run against Rounds

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — State Rep. Scyller Borglum says she’s challenging U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds in a Republican primary.

Borglum, who was elected to her first term in the Legislature in November, portrayed herself as a “common sense conservative” as she kicked off her campaign Monday on her home turf in Rapid City. She said she would be a strong ally for President Donald Trump.

Rob Skjonsberg, a spokesman for Rounds, said in a statement that Rounds has stood with Trump more than 90% of the time.

Rounds, a former two-term governor, was elected to the Senate in 2014. He announced earlier this month that his wife Jean was beginning treatment for cancer.

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