IM 17 Proponents and Opponents Spend $560,000 on Ads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A ballot measure that could give patients in South Dakota more choice of doctors within their health insurance networks has attracted more than $560,000 in spending on television ads to sway voters ahead of Election Day. The Center for Public Integrity released an analysis of the spending on Thursday. Proponents...
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Governor Rounds Makes U.S. Senate Announcement November 29, 2012

Rounds Sits on $667,000 Ahead of Election Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican Mike Rounds’ U.S. Senate campaign says it has $667,000 banked in the final fundraising period disclosed ahead of the fall elections. Rounds’ camp said on Wednesday that he raised about $269,000 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. Reports specifying campaign expenditures and fundraising during that period are due on...
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Rick Weiland January 31, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Weiland Raised Most in Latest Fundraising Period

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democrat Rick Weiland’s campaign says it has outraised Republican Mike Rounds in a tight four-way U.S. Senate race that once seemed like an easy Republican pickup. Rounds’ team estimates that he raised about $269,000 in the latest campaign finance disclosure period. That’s about $55,000 short of the $324,000 Weiland adviser...
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Rounds Says He Didn’t Approve $600K for Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds says he didn’t approve $600,000 in state aid for an Aberdeen beef plant authorized by a Cabinet secretary in the final days of his administration – or even know about it. Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda approved the money for Northern Beef...
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