No cane needed for Sen. Tim Johnson

SPOTTED: Sen. Tim JohnsonTim JohnsonBank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting Housing groups argue Freddie Mac's loss should spur finance reform MORE rising from his motorized scooter and walking a few steps unassisted to his party’s policy lunch at the Capitol on Tuesday.

The South Dakota Democrat suffered bleeding in the brain in 2006 and is rarely eyed getting around without a cane.

Perry Plumart, Johnson’s press secretary, says his boss is “doing great,” explaining that the 65-year-old lawmaker uses a scooter only for efficiency.

Johnson, says Plumart, “continues to get better every day.”