‘Democracy has to be the answer’: Aberdeen man announces intention to run for U.S. Senate

A former university professor and retired military man has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

South Dakota has two Republican senators: John Thune and Mike Rounds. Thune’s seat is up for re-election. The petition process for all elected positions begins in January. Candidates aren’t official until those petitions are filed.

Brian Bengs, who has lived in Aberdeen for almost six years, announced his candidacy to a small group of people, including friends and family, Thursday at the One Legged Pheasant.

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