PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)With the 2012 election just days away, U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Varilek continues with what he has dubbed a Get Out the Vote tour. Varilek, a Democrat, stopped in Fort Pierre yesterday and made visits in Lower Brule and Chamberlain. His schedule is cleared today-as he prepares for a TV debate tonight at 7:00 p.m. with Congresswoman Kristi Noem and his travels continue tomorrow, Sunday and Monday. Varilek says these final stops will encompass several South Dakota communities.
Varilek will be joined on stops the next few days by Senator Tim Johnson and PUC candidate Matt McGovern. He says he appreciates the support he has received from Johnson and others.
Although he’s trying not to “count his chickens before they hatch” Varilek says he believes his work with Johnson and other past political experience will be of benefit to him if he wins the U.S. House seat.
The campaign for the state’s lone U.S. House position has included more than one interesting political ad. Varilek says he understands that South Dakotans are getting frustrated with the ads and believes that his campaign has worked to try to keep advertisements confined to “official issues”.
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