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Democrat Bjorkman expects 'vigorous exchange' in House race

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Democratic congressional candidate Tim Bjorkman says he's looking forward to a "vigorous exchange" with Republican Dusty Johnson and other candidates on the issues important to South Dakota residents.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Democratic congressional candidate Tim Bjorkman says he's looking forward to a "vigorous exchange" with Republican Dusty Johnson and other candidates on the issues important to South Dakota residents.

Bjorkman, a former judge, said Thursday that he would fight for rebuilding infrastructure, affordable health coverage for all and rolling back the GOP's federal tax cuts. Bjorkman says he supports "responsible, revenue-neutral tax reform."

Republican voters chose Johnson as their U.S. House candidate in a primary election earlier this week.

Bjorkman says he aims to reform how Congress does business, calling Johnson a political insider. But Bjorkman acknowledged that Johnson will be a "very formidable opponent" in the November general election.

Bjorkman says Congress is controlled by "big money" and is pledging not to take donations from special interests, PACs and state and national political parties.

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