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Mike Rounds ditches tonight's Republican forum

by Greg Belfrage

Will Mike Rounds be home hiding under his bed during tonight's Republican U.S. Senate forum in Sioux Falls?

Rounds was initially scheduled to appear at the Siouxland Republican Women forum at 7pm tonight atGood Samaritan Society National Campus Jerstad Retreat Center.

However, Rounds' name is conspicuously absent from the group's Facebook event page :

"Hosted by Siouxland Republican Women, this Forum will give you the opportunity to meet Republican U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Larry Rhoden, Dr. Annette Bosworth, Rep. Stace Nelson and Jason Ravnsborg."

Madville Times reports that Rounds withdrew from the forum just hours after getting hammered by his fellow candidates at the South Dakota Newspaper Association debate.

Why should voters elect Rounds to the greatest deliberative body in the world if he can't handle the heat at a primary forum?

I'm wondering what Rounds has to fear. Questions about EB-5, perhaps?

Greg Belfrage @belfrageshow is heard 6am-9am on KELO 1320 AM and 107.9 FM. Greg can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com.