Marty Jackley will be available to the press at the following upcoming events. Mar 23 Spearfish Economic Development Roundtable Jackley will hold an economic development round table in Spearfish at 11:00 a.m. MST. Mar 23 Belle Fourche Economic Development Roundtable At 2:00 p.m. MST Jackley will hold another round table discussion in Belle Fourche. Mar 24 Meade County Lincoln Day Dinner… [ 65 more words ]
Noem to Launch Kickstart the Economy Tour Monday WATERTOWN, S.D. - Kristi Noem will launch her Kickstart the Economy Touron Monday, March 26, highlighting her agenda to get South Dakota’s economy booming again. During the tour, Noem will meet with a number of students, job creators, and young professionals. “South Dakota does a lot of things right, but our economy is falling behind,” said Noem in announcing the tour. [ 392 more words ]
WEST RIVER RANCHERS BACK NOEM IN NEW WEB VIDEO "South Dakota's had a lot of good governors. Kristi has the potential to be a great governor." Rapid City, S.D. – West River ranchers today endorsed Kristi Noem for Governor in a new web video. The video features Kalie and Conrad Kjerstad, who farm near Wall, as well as Union Center rancher Larry Rhoden, who serves as the Majority Whip in the state House, and his wife Sandy. [ 207 more words ]
Washington Fails South Dakota on Internet Sales Tax Fix—Again PIERRE, SD: Efforts by Attorney General Marty Jackley, the South Dakota Legislature and state businesses to bring fairness to Main Street are more important now than ever following Washington's inability to provide a fix on the question of internet sales tax. The repeated failure to solve the problem is garnering national attention… [ 109 more words ]
Checking on the third-party candidates for Governor.. you know, the ones that get a percentage point or two and never seem to go much further than that.. I stumbled across something fairly interesting. It appears there is a strong possibility that the Libertarian candidate for Governor, who has been campaigning as a Libertarian for several months now, might not actually be a Libertarian. [ 195 more words ]
Noem Presses US Trade Rep on Ag Uncertainty WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Ways & Means Committee hearing with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week, Rep. Kristi Noem raised concerns about the sunset provisions being debated in the NAFTA renegotiations. If implemented, these provisions would require each country to renew its commitment to the deal every five years, potentially creating high-levels of uncertainty for South Dakota agriculture. [ 33 more words ]
Lots more legislative filings today, including Bruce Rampelberg who is making an attempt for a return to the legislature for the District 30 Senate seat he was turned out of by Attorney General candidate Lance Russell. Family Heritage Alliance Leader Ed Randazzo has filed for the South Dakota House of Representatives in Legislative District 32. And Lee Schoenbeck has his petitions in for the District 5 State Senate seat as previously announced.
Jackley Launches New Statewide TV Ad: "Running" PIERRE, SD: Attorney General Marty Jackley shows South Dakotans he has what it takes to go the distance in a new statewide TV ad launched Thursday. Jackley, who ran track in high school and at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is now running the most important race of his life. [ 122 more words ]
From my email box: I'm supporting Josh Haeder for State Treasurer! I am proud to support my friend, Josh Haeder, to be the next Treasurer of South Dakota and I encourage you to join me. I first met Josh in 2004 when he was running the victory office for the South Dakota GOP in Beadle County. There are three key reasons for why I choose to support Josh: [ 301 more words ]
I just landed in Chicago and was lucky enough to have a short walk to my connecting flight. I'm on the road for a few days with a very rare work trip, so it will be lighter posting until around Saturday. In the meantime I'm hearing lots of stuff out there as we approach the last weekend of petitioning for partisan offices. [ 118 more words ]
From KXLG Radio, former State Senator & Representative Lee Schoenbeck has announced that he's entering the primary for District 5 State Senator: A long-time South Dakota policymaker is getting back into the political ring. Lee Schoenbeck announced today that he is seeking the Republican nod to run for State Senate in District Five. He joins Byron Callies in the upcoming June primary as the second Republican Candidate to enter the race. Listen to the story here.
It must be grumpy Wednesday, because I keep coming across the awfulness in all sorts of campaign efforts today. The latest? "Bikers for Shantel." From Facebook: If you're going to promote yourself via something called "Bikers for," it might be helpful to actually show yourself on a motorcycle, as opposed to pictures that are at least 30 years old where the picture happens to show the candidate somewhere in the rough vicinity of a motorcycle. SMH.
You can click on it for Lora's link. Especially those you who have signed her petition. There may still be time to change your mind.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. - Martin Luther King, Jr. "...not be judged by the color of their skin." I think a couple of people are still working on that. [ 31 more words ]
Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Ryan Maher Endorses Jackley for Governor ISABEL, SD: District 28 Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Ryan Maher endorsed Attorney General Marty Jackley for governor in a video released this week. "Marty Jackley really came through for the people of South Dakota this legislative session," Maher said. "He walked into session with five ideas, and he walked out with five bills headed for the governor's desk. [ 84 more words ]
Lemmon Hosts Jackley Economic Development Round Table LEMMON, SD: Attorney General Marty Jackley continued his economic development round table tour Tuesday with a conversation in Lemmon that included business and community leaders from four different South Dakota towns. "Marty Jackley is the kind of leader who meets you where you stand," said Lemmon Mayor Neal Pinnow. "He traveled to Lemmon to see South Dakota through our eyes and talk about how the governor can partner with communities like ours to keep our kids here and build a bright future for our families." [ 109 more words ]