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Wismer First Woman to be Major Party Nominee for Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s first female nominee for governor from a major party. Wismer won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Women have been on the gubernatorial ballot in South Dakota before, but...
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South Dakota Auditors Checking Results of Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota auditors are double-checking results of Tuesday’s primary. Secretary of State Jason Gant says those county canvasses will take place over the next few days and have to be done by Tuesday. He says workers in his office will canvass on Tuesday in the Capitol and then any recounts...
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South Dakota Candidate Cited for Election Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has filed charges accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws. The arrest warrant comes a day after Bosworth lost the Republican primary with just 6 percent...
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Several DRG Area Local, County and Legislative Races Decided Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) A number of DRG area races were decided yesterday in Tuesday’s primary election.  District 24 Incumbents-Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds turned away fellow Republican challenges for their respective seats and will go on to face Democratic candidates in November’s election.  Other State Senate and House...
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SD, 44 States Settle with GlaxoSmithKline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A multinational drugmaker is paying 45 states including South Dakota $105 million to settle complaints that the company unlawfully marketed three drugs. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota’s share of the settlement is nearly $1.2 million. The settlement resolves allegations that London-based Glaxo illegally marketed Advair, Paxil...
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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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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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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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News Anchor Tells Bosworth of Election Loss on TV

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Annette Bosworth was doing a live shot on Fox News Tuesday night when anchor Megyn Kelly asked her reaction to Mike Rounds being declared winner of the GOP primary. Bosworth responded: “Well, that’s news to me. I didn’t know that.” Kelly asked, “Really?” and...
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