Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced he would not seek reelection to the United States Senate in 2014. Johnson has been a member of the Senate since 1997:
“The people of South Dakota could not have asked for a better advocate in the U.S. Senate than Tim. He has looked after the wellbeing of South Dakotans and all Americans in a tireless and unselfish manner. When he was struck by two life-threatening conditions, Tim soldiered on and continued doing the people’s work. He has been an example of resiliency to people all over the nation.
“Tim will be missed when he leaves after 2014. I wish him and his wife Barbara the best as they open the next chapter in their life.”