former member of congress

Saying Goodbye to the Departing Members of the 114th Congress

Former Sen. Larry Pressler Still Not Going For The Money

A former U.S. Senator, who could not be bribed, is returning to the campaign circuit after earning only a modest amount from teaching and consulting work during the last two years.  

At the end of December, former South Dakota Republican Sen.  Larry Pressler ,  started his 2014 candidacy as an Independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.  Pressler served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997, and served in the House from 1975-1979. Pressler lost to Tim Johnson in 1996. Johnson has announced he would not seek re-election in 2014.