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Weather threat prompts Rounds to stay in Pierre
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Threats of severe weather have changed the election night plans for U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds.

Rounds campaign spokesman Mitch Krebs says the former governor will watch Tuesday night's election results in Pierre rather than Sioux Falls.

Rounds had started the day in Sioux Falls and was flying to Rapid City when a storm packing large hail prompted him to land in Pierre.

The former governor was declared the winner with about 58 percent of the vote in a race against four oppontents - Sen. Larry Rhoden, state Rep. Stace Nelson, attorney and Army Reserves Maj. Jason Ravnsborg and physician Annette Bosworth - in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tim Johnson. 

Associated Press