Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler hands out fliers to Marlene Backer and Alma Becker, center, during a campaign stop at a Sioux Falls, S.D., restaurant Wednesday. In a suddenly competitive South Dakota Senate race, the three-term Republican senator, who is running as an independent, has emerged as a potential spoiler for Republican hopes of taking back the Senate.
Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler hands out fliers to Marlene Backer and Alma Becker, center, during a campaign stop at a Sioux Falls, S.D., restaurant Wednesday. In a suddenly competitive South Dakota Senate race, the three-term Republican senator, who is running as an independent, has emerged as a potential spoiler for Republican hopes of taking back the Senate. Dave Eggen AP
Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler hands out fliers to Marlene Backer and Alma Becker, center, during a campaign stop at a Sioux Falls, S.D., restaurant Wednesday. In a suddenly competitive South Dakota Senate race, the three-term Republican senator, who is running as an independent, has emerged as a potential spoiler for Republican hopes of taking back the Senate. Dave Eggen AP

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