SIOUX FALLS – Senator John Thune, Senator Mike Rounds, Governor Dennis Daugaard, and Attorney General Marty Jackley today endorsed Kristi Noem for governor of South Dakota.
“Through the political process, it’s our duty to protect everything special about this place that we call home, and with so much at stake in the race for governor, we believe it is also our duty to explain why we are behind Kristi Noem for governor,” Thune, Rounds, Daugaard, and Jackley wrote. “All four of us believe that Kristi will make a very good governor…. We know she will work hard to protect our values and lead our state in the right direction…. Please join us in casting your ballot for Kristi Noem on November 6.”
We believe that South Dakota’s future is at stake. The governor not only sets the policy tone, but also appoints judges, supreme court justices, legislative vacancies, and hundreds of citizens to policy-setting state boards and commissions. Those appointments are too important to the future of our state to entrust them to anyone other than a commonsense conservative.
Our state has been blessed. Through the political process, it’s our duty to protect everything special about this place that we call home, and with so much at stake in the race for governor, we believe it is also our duty to explain why we are behind Kristi Noem for governor.
Everything we’ve recently accomplished as Republicans was made possible through teamwork. We’ve seen Kristi fight. She was instrumental in passing a five-year farm bill that included strong crop insurance and livestock disaster programs. She was a chief architect behind the recent tax cuts, which put more than $2,400 in the pockets of the average South Dakota family. She’s successfully fought to expand support for the Lewis & Clark Project East River and the Mountain Pine Beetle effort West River. Kristi Noem has delivered results – and she’ll deliver results again as governor.
Kristi has a plan for South Dakota. She’s offered highly detailed proposals to improve our schools, keep more young people in the state, and protect our way of life – all without raising taxes or growing state government.
All four of us believe that Kristi will make a very good governor and continue to provide tremendous Republican leadership for our state. We know she will work hard to protect our values and lead our state in the right direction.
To tackle this role, however, Kristi Noem needs your vote.
Thank you for your continued support. Please join us in casting your ballot for Kristi Noem on November 6.
P.S. When you vote in November, please bring a Republican to the polls with you. We’re seeing sky-high Democratic turnout, and we don’t want any setbacks here in South Dakota. You’ve helped us win so many victories in the past, and we have some incredible things ahead. Vote Kristi Noem on November 6.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — This weekend is the out-of-state pheasant season opener in South Dakota. You can feel the excitement building! Hunters from all over are landing at the airport. Buying all the supplies they need.
Rep. Kristi Noem spent time in Mitchell and Sioux Falls today and she noticed visitors renting cars, heading for Cabela’s. Noem says, “it’s exciting for South Dakota, it’s good news that the bird numbers are up, and it sounds like we’re going to have great weather. So, it should be a great weekend!”
KELO.com News News Director Todd Epp asked the Republican candidate for governor if she had the time to spare and was planning on getting out this weekend? She said she’ll try and get out for a couple hours Saturday afternoon. “I usually try and hunt with my family but this year, I think I’m going to hunt with the Noem family because they have a shortage of dogs.” Noem has three hunting dogs that she says are “pretty good.”
Todd suggested maybe she should loan out her dogs for votes.
Noem said if she wins she’ll continue the governor’s hunt tradition. She says that’s a huge economic development tool for getting people together and recruiting businesses to the state of South Dakota. It shows people that we don’t just have a friendly business environment but we have fun activities as well.
Noem uses an automatic Benelli 20 gauge shotgun to hunt. She says she became a better shot when she switched from the 12 gauge to the 20 gauge cartridge.
By Shiloh Appel
On Thursday, October 11th, Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem met with Redfield economic and business leaders at Leo’s Good Food to discuss issues pertinent to Redfield and South Dakota and inform citizens on how her race for Governor of South Dakota is going so far. Those present brought up issues such as the future outlook for SDDC, school funding, healthcare, the need for better opportunities on South Dakota reservations, agricultural needs and small businesses. Noem addressed each issue that was brought up and described her plans going forward.
“I want you to know why I am running. A lot of times when people look at South Dakota, they say we are small. We have small towns that are dying. That we are spread out and we are rural. They talk about it like it is a detriment to us. I believe those are advantages for us. Because we are small, because we don’t have a lot of people, we can do things in South Dakota that other places can’t do. And that is really what I am interested in pursuing here in South Dakota. We can do things that California, Florida, Illinois — those states can’t do,” said Noem. ” I spent eight years in Washington D.C. and I am just convinced that we can’t fix this country and do the big stuff in Washington. When it comes to welfare reform, strengthening families and really doing innovative education things…I think we need a couple of strong governors in the states to go after those big things in their states and show how it makes a difference in their families and creates opportunities for their kids and future generations — and then hold that up as a testimony to the nation.”
Noem also talked about her four pillars: protection from tax increases, protection from government growth, protection from federal intrusion and protection from government secrecy.
“We have successfully pushed back on things that the federal government was pursuing that would have changed our way of life,” said Noem.”Obama was coming after our second amendment rights through regulations and we stopped him on it.We stopped the dust regulations…. and the working on labor regulations against our kids. Now the Corps of Engineers, for the last two years, has been trying to charge us for water that we pull out of the Missouri River. It has always been our water, but for some reason the Corps thinks they own it now. So we have been successfully pushing back on that.”
Noem went on to explain the differences between herself and Democratic candidate for governor, Billie Sutton.
“We have a Democratic candidate running for governor that has more money than any Democrat running for governor in the history of South Dakota. The reason for that is because the National Democratic Party is pouring money into his campaign and activists from out of state are pouring money into his campaign. He is a young guy with a fresh face and a powerful story. And they think that they have an opportunity to dump a lot of resources into this state and convince everybody that he is a Republican and that he is conservative, but I’m here to tell you that he is not,” said Noem.”The number one thing that people need to know is that they have a very clear choice on November 6th. Billie and I are not alike. He is advocating for an income tax in South Dakota. He said that he wants one. He says he is pro-life, but he has got Planned Parenthood giving him money and they are hosting fundraisers for him. There is a reason the NRA has endorsed me and not him in this race. We are going to fight and we are going to win, but the one thing that I need is I need your help.”
Noem’s meeting wrapped up at about 4p.m. Thursday. In closing, Noem talked with individuals one-on-one and handed out sunglasses and bumper stickers.
CUSTER, S.D. (KOTA TV) – South Dakota ranks as the second worst in lowest paying states for high school teachers according to a study done by the US Department of Labor.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kristi Noem touched on the topic of education at her community meeting in Custer on Tuesday.
Noem mentioned a recent tax increase which increased teachers’ salaries as one of the positives of our education system.
She also talked about how a third of the kids who come out of South Dakota schools that have to take remedial courses before pursuing higher education.
But while mentioning this, she says one of her main four points it to avoid raising.
Since Kristi Noem was unavailable for comment, her pick for Lieutenant Governor, Larry Rhoden, says how they plan to improve the education system while avoiding tax increases.
“There are a lot of efficiencies and it’s part of Kristi’s plan that she’s laid out for education. With our Triple-A bond rating in the state of South Dakota and the power of school districts combining their buying power, there are a lot of things we can save money for our school systems.
Rhoden says Noem wants to improve the state’s economy by bringing broadband access to rural locations which will help improve the economy without raising any taxes.
Which candidate 100% pro-life?
Friends have asked me which of the candidates for governor is the most pro-life. According to SD Right to Life’s Legislative Ratings, Billie Sutton’s pro-life voting record was inconsistent. Billie failed to maintain an “A” or even a “B” pro-life rating during the eight years he served in the S.D. Senate. Kristi Noem, however, maintained a 100 percent pro-life voting record in the four years she served in the state House and her eight years in the U.S. Congress.
While I am grateful for Billie’s pro-life votes when he did cast them, his votes were always cast in silence. Kristi has been an outspoken voice for the vulnerable, championing bills for the unborn and sex trafficked victims, and always standing strong against assisted suicide.
When it came time to choose their lieutenant governors, Kristi chose Larry Rhoden, who also maintained a 100 percent pro-life voting record throughout his many years of service in the S.D. House and Senate. Billie chose Michelle Lavallee, who has no voting record but who announced in her first press conference that she was pro-choice. If you want our next Governor to be a pro-life champion, please join me in voting for Kristi Noem.
District 29 pamphlet helpful
Campaign season is upon us with the usual volume increase in postal activity from candidates. Here in District 29 we received a mailing from our state senator, Phil Jensen. It was a voting record breakdown of every senator and representative in the state, from both parties, with the bill numbers they voted on. Of course Sen. Jensen and Rep. Taffy Howard ranked at the very top in the state, measured by representing taxpayer interests rather than special interests.
I want to thank Sen. Jensen for this useful and substantive information rather than the usual, pretentious, mailings we get.
Amendment W supports ethics
Over 50,000 conservative, progressive, and independent South Dakotans have placed Amendment W on the ballot. What is it? In a nutshell, it strengthens our ethics laws and finally gives us the tools to make sure they are being followed.
It bans lobbyists from giving gifts to all elected and senior public officials; lessens the influence of big money by ending unlimited PAC contributions and banning foreign, corporate, and union donations to candidates; definitively ends the personal use of campaign funds; creates an independent, statewide ethics watchdog to hold rule breakers accountable — we are currently one of seven states without one like this; and protects the laws we pass by giving voters the final say.
Opponents mince words and deal in exaggeration. That’s because if you pull back the curtain, you’ll find the lobbyists and special interests we voters have been trying to rein in for years. They don’t want politics-as-usual to change no matter how much it costs us. Thankfully we have Amendment W. Straightforward. Simple. Clear. Make a cup of coffee, go online to representsd.org, and read the full measure yourself. Send a message to Pierre. Please vote yes on Amendment W.
Support pancreatic cancer fund
November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. Join us for the third annual Pints 4 Purple Event benefiting the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and in a short two years will move up to No. 1. Help us fight this devastating form of cancer by participating in our annual event. $1 from every pint sold will go directly to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that was started in 2009 after director Rhonda Hatfield lost a family member to pancreatic cancer. During this time Hatfield witnessed challenges that victims of this silent killer are up against as they battle this devastating cancer.
The result was NPCF, a foundation with a focus of providing unwavering support and a mission of providing direct financial assistance to the victims and families of pancreatic cancer. Since 2009, NPCF has financially assisted over 250 afflicted families struggling to make ends meet across the nation. Rapid City’s location for this Pints 4 Purple event is Dakota Point Brewing Company on Nov. 4.