http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/tim-johnson-retirement_n_2954549.html?utm_hp_ref=politics This race will be a shoe-in for the Republicans. As a South Dakotan we used to be able to put moderate Democrats into office, but I think Johnson will be the last. I joke at this point that there is no reason for the Democrats to even contest this seat. They should just give the Republican the seat and save the money. It seems to me that the Democrats have to defend a lot of these seats in pretty Republican country in 2014 to maintain control. I can see now why Reid wanted to dump Feinstein's radical gun control bill like a hot potato.