Video Blasting SD ‘Corn Dog’ Candidate Goes Ciral

Matt Varilek at KGFX


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota GOP campaign video depicting a Democratic House candidate as jet-setting around the globe to earn environmental degrees and hosting a “raucous” corn dog party has gone viral.
And both Democrats and Republicans are hoping the Web hits keep coming.
Democrat Matt Varilek says it’s goofy to criticize him for studying abroad and loving corn dogs and beer.
South Dakota GOP executive director Tony Post says the video successfully draws a stark contrast between Varilek and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem.
The ad’s style is akin to a military intelligence briefing, jumping between Varilek’s travels and Noem staying in South Dakota to farm, raise a family, serve in the state Legislature and earn agriculture awards.
The “Dueling Visions” video had logged more than 108,000 views as of Monday morning.

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  1. Independent Ida Reply

    The video was put out by campaign for Kristi Noem isn’t she this person:
    From 1989 to 2010, Kristi Noem received 27 traffic citations, including 20 for speeding,[65] as well as several for stop sign and seat belt violations, and no driver’s license. She also received failure to appear notices, and two arrest warrants were issued.