Flashback 2004

Totally forgot I did this toon from 2004 of Larry losing the primary to SHS. It was an upset, big time.

2004[edit]

Janklow was convicted of manslaughter in a motor vehicle accident, and resigned his seat, effective January 20, 2004, triggering a special election. Herseth Sandlin was selected as the Democratic nominee, and on June 1, 2004 beat Republican candidate Larry Diedrich with 51 percent of the vote. The victory gave South Dakota its first all-Democratic congressional delegation since 1937, with Senators Tom Daschle and Tim Johnson both Democrats.

In the regularly scheduled election in November 2004, Herseth beat Diedrich with 53.4 percent of the vote. The vote margin in June was about 3,000 votes, but by the November election – which included a hard-fought contest for the Senate seat held by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle – it had grown to more than 29,000. Both the 2004 special and general elections were close compared to many other House races in the rest of the United States, and garnered national attention.



2 comments ↓

#1 possum jenkins on 03.10.17 at 7:09 am

i never understood the point of keeping a stroked out
doofus in office my whole time in sd sf
iaal
obg

#2 Emoluments Clause on 03.10.17 at 1:50 pm

2004 was a part of the good old days, when many of us thought that if Johnson can defeat Thune, then definitely Daschle would….Oh well…….