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  • Conservatives eye challengers to former Gov. Mike Rounds in SD Senate race

    09/25/2013 5:29:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/25/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    South Dakota state Rep. Stace Nelson (R) met with a handful of national conservative groups last week in Washington — an indication they continue to search for a challenger to former Gov. Mike Rounds (R) in the state’s open Senate race. The Republican primary field is already wide, and a bruising contest could jeopardize a pickup that is crucial to GOP efforts to take back the Senate in 2014. Nelson met with Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) office, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and the Club for Growth. “To say things went well is an understatement,” Nelson told The Hill....
  • ROUNDS ANNOUNCES SENATE RUN IN SOUTH DAKOTA

    12/04/2012 12:12:30 PM PST · by Impy · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/3/2012 | John Gizzi
    When South Dakota’s former two-term Gov. Mike Rounds made it official last week that he would seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator in 2014, it was national news. After an election year in which Republicans began with high hopes of winning a majority in the Senate only to end with a net loss of two seats from their ranks, news that Rounds was poised to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson was truly something to cheer for the dispirited GOP. “Instantly competitive,” is how the Hill characterized the likely contest between conservative Rounds and two-term liberal Democrat Johnson (lifetime American...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • Governor: SD might not accept federal school money

    08/11/2010 4:53:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies
    Businessweek ^ | 8/11/10 | Chet (don't call me Tom) Brokaw
    South Dakota may not be able to use more than half of the federal aid it's due to get from a jobs bill passed Tuesday by Congress because of state rules on spending for schools, Gov. Mike Rounds said. South Dakota can accept an extra $21 million in federal money for the Medicaid program that provides health care for poor people, Rounds said. But it might not take an extra $26 million in education aid because acceptance of the money could trigger an increase in local school districts' property taxes under the language of South Dakota's school funding law, the...
  • Bush can't change governor's mind (SD Mike Rounds)

    03/08/2008 6:16:27 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 1,005+ views
    KXMB.COM ^ | 08 MARCH 2008 | AP
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Gov. Mike Rounds says President Bush tried again but couldn't persuade him to run for the U.S. Senate this year. Rounds and first lady Jean Rounds spent two nights at the White House when they were in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting last month. Last year when Rounds stayed at the White House, Bush also tried to persuade him to run for the Senate but Rounds declined. Rounds says Bush, in a joking way, tried again this year. The governor says when Bush couldn't get him to run, he turned Jean Rounds and asked if...
  • Dykstra preparing for senate run

    10/13/2007 12:35:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 125+ views
    The Pierre Capitol Journal ^ | October 10, 2007 | Crystal Lindell
    A prominent Republican U.S. Senate candidate said he doesn't believe he'll have to face Gov. Mike Rounds in the primary. Senate Republican primary candidate state Rep. Joel Dykstra, R-Canton, was in town for the Hughes County Republican meeting Tuesday. He said Rounds has given him no indication that he'll be making a run for the Senate in 2008. "I take (Rounds) at his word and the indications that he's given us thus far," Dykstra said. "Frankly he knows very well what I'm up to and what I'm doing and what I'm up against and I would expect that if something...
  • Just When Things Are Going Right

    03/29/2006 12:45:30 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 275+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/29/06 | Purple Mountains
    With the confirmation of Justice Alito, South Dakota has now passed an anti-abortion bill, and Mississippi is following suit. If you want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, whether for constitutional reasons (which I share) or for religious or moral reasons, this action by the state of South Dakota is a big mistake. In the first place, the addition of Alito, by itself, did not change the liberal vs. conservative balance on the Supreme Court.
  • When Is an Abortion Not an Abortion?

    03/06/2006 5:52:05 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 31 replies · 702+ views
    Time ^ | 3-6-06 | NANCY GIBBS
    South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds had to decide whether to side with the Purists or the Pragmatists in the Abortion Wars. His decision to sign the state’s dramatic new abortion bill means the Purists have prevailed, and the moral, political and legal argument surrounding abortion rights is about to turn a corner. In a country where two thirds of the public does not want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, but nearly as many favor stricter limits on abortion, pragmatic abortion opponents have pushed for parental notification laws, waiting periods, restrictions on late-term abortions: The strategy was to chip away...
  • Text of the actual SD abortion law signed by Gov. Mike Rounds

    03/06/2006 3:26:27 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 568+ views
    SD House Bill
    FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  establish certain legislative findings, to reinstate the prohibition against certain acts causing the termination of an unborn human life, to prescribe a penalty therefor, and to provide for the implementation of such provisions under certain circumstances. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:      Section  1.  The Legislature accepts and concurs with the conclusion of the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion, based upon written materials, scientific studies, and testimony of witnesses presented to the task force, that life begins at the time of conception, a conclusion...
  • S.D. Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

    03/06/2006 11:33:43 AM PST · by Tim Long · 15 replies · 531+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 15 minutes ago | CHET BROKAW
    PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure was necessary to save the woman's life. It would make no exception for cases of rape or incest. Planned Parenthood, which operates the state's only abortion clinic, in Sioux Falls, has pledged to challenge the measure in court. Rounds issued a written statement saying he expects the law will be tied...
  • Bill to kill 'Roe' signed into law

    03/06/2006 12:07:35 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 117 replies · 2,434+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 6, 2006
    South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds today signed into law a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill aimed ultimately at overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. The legislation, passed last month by state lawmakers, bans abortion in nearly every case and punishes doctors who perform one with a $5,000 fine and five years in prison. The bill allows abortion only in the event a mother's life is in danger, making no exception for rape or incest. South Dakota Planned Parenthood, which operates the state's sole abortion clinic, has said it will challenge the law. Rounds said in a written statement he expects...
  • S.D. Gov. 'Inclined' to Sign Abortion Ban

    02/26/2006 5:36:40 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 14 replies · 670+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 27 February 2006
    PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Mike Rounds said he is inclined to sign a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in South Dakota, making it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless it was necessary to save the woman's life. The ban, including in cases of rape or incest, was approved Friday by South Dakota lawmakers, setting up a deliberate frontal assault on Roe v. Wade at a time when some activists see the U.S. Supreme Court as more willing than ever to overturn the 33-year-old decision. Planned Parenthood, which operates the only clinic in the state that...
  • Many {67 Percent} in Favor of {Governor} Freudenthal {WY Democrat}

    05/23/2005 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 399+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-23-05 | Olson, Ilene
    Many in favor of Freudenthal The chief of the Cowboy State ranks third in a nationwide survey that asked people to rate their governors. By Ilene Olson rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Gov. Dave Freudenthal is the third most popular governor in the country with a 67 approval rate among Wyoming residents surveyed. A poll, released earlier this month by Survey USA, lists the approval ratings for the governors of all 50 states. Only Govs. John Hoeven of North Dakota, with an approval rate of 71 percent, and Mike Rounds of South Dakota, 70 percent, were ranked...
  • South Dakota Adopts Strictest Abortion Restrictions in US

    03/24/2005 5:25:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 621+ views
    Pierre, South Dakota, Mar. 23 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signed four new bills into law Thursday, including one measure mandating that doctors tell the mother that when aborting her child, a human life ends. The bill stipulates that a doctor must inform the mother in writing and in person, no later than two hours before the abortion, that abortion ends the life of her baby, and "terminates the constitutional relationship women have with their fetuses." Among the three other bills is one that mandates, in the event that the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade ,...
  • Governor prepared to sign 'Roe' challenge

    03/09/2004 11:42:12 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 131+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004
    Governor prepared to sign 'Roe' challenge South Dakota legislature has passed ban on nearly all abortions Posted: March 10, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds said he is nearly ready to sign a bill designed to challenge the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down state abortion laws. As WorldNetDaily reported, South Dakota's legislation would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. Rounds said yesterday his "style-and- form veto" requests only technical changes to the bill for the purpose of ensuring current state laws restricting abortion would not be jeopardized if the new legislation is...