Aberdeen businessman to mount bid for Congress
Toby Doeden forms an exploratory committee to consider run against Dusty Johnson in Republican primary
A lifelong South Dakotan has formed an exploratory committee to run for U.S. House of Representatives, challenging current Republican incumbent Rep. Dusty Johnson.
Toby Doeden, a Republican from Aberdeen, is announcing his intentions to challenge Johnson, who has been in Congress for three terms.
A political outsider, text polls commissioned by Doeden’s campaign began circulating among registered South Dakota voters Saturday — asking participants if they would support Doeden’s prospective bid to oust Johnson.
A native of northeast South Dakota, Doeden has been active in the area’s business community for several years. According to a biography posted to Aberdeen Chrysler Center, where Doeden is in management. Doeden is also the owner of several other businesses and rental properties in the area — operating under the name Plaza Rentals.
Doeden tells The Dakota Scout that his status as a political outsider is what he believes could make him an attractive alternative to voters.