SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds says he is going to announce his intentions about running for the U.S. Senate during a series of events across South Dakota on Thursday.
Rounds earlier formed a committee to explore a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Tim Johnson. The seat is up for election in November 2014.
Rounds will make his announcement at three stops on Thursday in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.
Rounds served as governor of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011. He was a state senator from 1991 to 2001.
After leaving office in 2011, Rounds returned as president and CEO of an insurance and real estate business.