If she blows another health reform vote, Steve Hildebrand may say yes:
Hildebrand, deputy national campaign manager for Obama's presidential campaign, told CNN in an exclusive interview that he has been frustrated with Herseth Sandlin's voting record for some time, especially her decision to oppose the House health care reform bill in November. The House is expected to vote again on the issue later this week and a Herseth Sandlin spokesperson has said she plans to vote no again.
"I want to see how she votes on health care," Hildebrand said. "If the vote is very, very close and we lose it or come close to losing it, I will take a seriously look at challenging her."
"She is on the wrong side of history," he added [Mark Preston, "Obama campaign guru eyes House seat," CNN Political Ticker, 2010.03.16].
I am so ready to have this conversation. Steve! Bring it on!
Ben Smith at Politico also notes that Hildebrand and SHS have offices in the same Sioux Falls building. Golly, they could carpool to debates!