Stace Nelson is working to rally votes for the 2014 Republican Primary Election in June. He's running for Tim Johnson's Senate seat, but he has competition.
Stace Nelson said he's quickly closing the gap between him and opponent Mike Rounds. Nelson conducted internal polls and said he's about 14 percent behind Rounds, and that was two months ago. Nelson said when Rounds was in office he increased spending between 53 and 64 percent and he says we can't do that again.
"We cannot afford to keep sending these politicians to DC that keep giving us lip service, we actually have to have an actual public servant that's willing to work for us," said Nelson.
Nelson said so far his campaigning is going well. He has traveled throughout the state and he said he's gained many supporters. Part way through the first quarter he said he has 400 donors.
Besides Nelson and Rounds, Annette Bosworth and Larry Rhoden are also running for the seat.