MERCER: Abdnor a politican who toppled giants
Why hasn't Jim Abdnor received the respect he would seem to have deserved?
He was only the biggest political giant killer during the past half-century.
He defeated Democrat George McGovern in 1980, once and for all, to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.
He was the only candidate ever to beat Bill Janklow. That was in the 1986 Republican primary for the Senate nomination.
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