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Heidepriem is a Democrat but the district he represents was formerly held by Republicans and retains a narrow GOP registration advantage. Heidepriem spent near-record amounts to win the district in 2006 and he and his opponent combined in 2008 to spend more than $300,000 -- not much in many states, but the record-holder for most expensive Senate contest in South Dakota history.
-- Alan Greenblatt
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