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Special Report highlights SD race for U.S. Senate

by Greg Belfrage

Special Report with Bret Baier featured a story last evening on South Dakota's race for U.S. Senate during their "Pick 6" segment.

Fox's John Roberts highlighted the race and offered profiles on both Republican Mike Rounds and Democrat Rick Weiland.

Watch the video: South Dakota Senate race features common opponent

The piece mentioned Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler as independent candidates, but they weren't featured in the story.

The first half of the report focuses on Obamacare. Rounds favors replacing Obamacare section by section. Weiland says he would allow everyone to buy into Medicare.

Nearly the entire last half of piece focused on Weiland and his rejection by the Democrat establishment in Washington.

Roberts questioned Weiland about Reid's prediction that Democrats would likely lose the seat to Republicans.

Weiland didn't appear to be bothered that he had not received Reid's blessing.

"I'm talking to the people. I want their blessing," said Weiland.

Despite Weiland's classy and clever response, the message was clear. He doesn't have the backing of his own party establishment.

Finally, a quick comment for Bret Baier.

South Dakota's capitol city is pronounced "peer", not "pea-AIR".

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