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Susan Wismer (Photo Courtesy of SD LRC Website)

First Woman in SD Governor’s Race Gears Up

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s possibly first female candidate for governor. Wismer won her party’s nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The accountant from Britton is critical of Daugaard and has a formidable challenge ahead after...
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Stace Nelson Photo (Courtesy of LRC Website)

Nelson Says He’s Proud of Campaign, Votes Earned

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Stace Nelson says he’s proud of the number of votes he received in his run for U.S. Senate, especially when compared to the amount of money spent on the campaign. Nelson finished third in the GOP primary with slightly less than 18 percent of the Republican vote....
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Larry Rhoden Photo from U.S. Senate Race

2nd-Place Finisher Rhoden Proud of Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State Sen. Larry Rhoden can’t say he’s happy with the results of Tuesday’s GOP U.S. Senate primary, but he says he knew from the beginning that it was going to be a steep hill to climb. Rhoden on Tuesday finished a distant second to former Gov. Mike Rounds, who...
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Gant: Voter Turnout Much Lower Than Expected

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was much lower than the 50 percent he had predicted. Gant says bad weather that hit much of the state was one of the culprits that kept voters away from the polls. He says voters...
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