FULTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican State Rep. Stace Nelson says he plans to make a run for the U.S. Senate.

Nelson, of Fulton, says he's holding events in Alexandria and Rapid City on Aug. 18 to announce his plan to seek the GOP nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson.

Other Republicans seeking the nomination are former Gov. Mike Rounds, state Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center and Sioux Falls doctor Annette Bosworth.

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