South Dakota (GOP Club)

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  • Ted Cruz, Longtime Foe Of NASA And Science, Will Oversee NASA And Science In New Congress (Hahaha!)

    01/12/2015 9:11:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Ashley Alman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Following the ratification of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) as chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committtee last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was named chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and science programs. Appointed Jan. 8, Cruz is expected to be confirmed to the new role by the end of the month as one of many changes to the new Republican-controlled Congress. But the Republican senator's words and actions during his time in office have painted him to be a far cry from an advocate for the sciences, leaving many...
  • Republican Mike Rounds wins South Dakota US Senate seat after rebounding from tight race

    11/04/2014 6:18:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columus Republic / The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2014 | James Nord
    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Republican favorite Mike Rounds beat out three opponents for South Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was once considered close enough for national scrutiny — and money. The former two-term governor prevailed over Democrat Rick Weiland and independent candidates Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie to replace retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Rounds led his opponents in fundraising and polling for most of the campaign. South Dakota was among the top targets in the Republican Party's quest to net six seats and take control of the chamber for the final two years of President...
  • In Georgia, Democrats’ last hope for preventing GOP takeover is collapsing

    10/29/2014 11:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The polls this cycle have been cruel to Democrats. A number of surveys have given the president’s party undue hope that they could pull off the impossible on Election Day and retain control of the U.S. Senate. But, like Lucy van Pelt ripping the set football away from a rushing Charlie Brown at the very last minute, Democrats have been robbed of that intoxicating hope just as the buzz was getting good. After abandoning the party’s nominee as determined by the voters, Democrats were thrilled by the prospect that ruby red Kansas might elect a Democrat masquerading as an independent...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Secretary of State Nelson Weighs Bid for US House

    04/30/2009 6:07:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 627+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2009
    Secretary of State Chris Nelson plans to decide by this fall whether to make a bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representatives. He can't run for his current job again because of term limits and said publicly at the Lawrence County Lincoln Day dinner that he's looking at the congressional office. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said she will decide later this summer whether to run for re-election, challenge incumbent Republican Sen. John Thune or run for governor in 2010. Nelson said what Herseth Sandlin does will play into his decision but won't be the ultimate factor.
  • S.D. awaits move by Herseth Sandlin (2010 elections)

    04/06/2009 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 957+ views
    The Mitchell Daily Republic ^ | April 04, 2009 | Denise Ross
    Each of these choices comes with consequences that affect both Herseth Sandlin’s fellow Democrats and Republicans in the mix. n A run for re-election to a fourth U.S. House term — This is the safest option for Herseth Sandlin, which makes it as likely as any bolder move. Politicians tend to be risk-averse, and Herseth Sandlin is more so than most. If she runs, then all other comers are almost certainly shut out. Barring a huge scandal, a Herseth Sandlin race in 2010 will look a lot like her 2008 race when the she won with 67 percent of the...
  • South Dakota Republicans Gaining Momentum for Senate Race

    08/08/2007 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 900+ views
    KMEG Channel 44 News ^ | August 7, 2007
    Election 2008 is starting to heat up, but not just in the run for the White House. There are some other candidates who want to serve in the nation's capitol, KMEG 14's Mario Giraldo joins us live in the studio to explain. The Union County Lincoln dinner is about two things: good food and the opportunity for Republican candidates to gain momentum for a very important seat in Washington D.C. It's a race that’s starting to heat up; the race for senator, and tonight Union County residents got a chance to meet the candidates. “We not only just get to...
  • As Sen. Johnson Recovers, South Dakota GOP Plans Get More Robust

    05/25/2007 3:33:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 1,559+ views
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 23, 2007 | Marie Horrigan
    Under normal circumstances, the 2008 contest for the Senate seat held by South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson would already be in full swing. There was never a doubt that Republican strategists would put the race on their short list of serious takeover targets for the 2008 campaign, given South Dakota’s overall Republican leanings and Johnson’s razor-thin 2002 victory over GOP challenger John Thune (who now holds the state’s other Senate seat). But the fight for the seat became secondary in December, as Johnson suffered a brain hemorrhage that put him in a fight for his life. Only now — after...
  • Freshman Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-SD) Has GOP Opponent For Reelection.

    09/04/2005 12:05:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 3,433+ views
    As South Dakota’s US Representative, he will provide fiscal management to help balance the national budget, advocate for smart economic growth and continue to support our military goals of safe neighborhoods with a strong homeland defense plan.
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out:
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

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  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
  • 2004 US SEnate Predictions

    10/22/2004 9:31:16 AM PDT · by sboyd · 1 replies · 1,861+ views
    22 Oct 04 | Stephen Boyd
    2004 US Senate Elections These are the states I am watching: Florida: I believe that Martinez will help Bush here. I think Cubans that are having doubts about Bush will support him when they vote for Martinez. I think most Hispanics would like to have Martinez representing them and that will push him past Castor. Castor comes off very old and too loyal to the “party.” And she is in real trouble when she has to explain about how she handled the “terrorist professor” when she was the president of USF. She has been around in politics for over ten...
  • Ground Zero in 2002 South dakota Senate Election: Shannon COunty

    09/23/2004 8:23:54 PM PDT · by OverTaxedFatherofFour · 7 replies · 1,600+ views
    South Dakota Dept OF State ^ | 11/2002 | State of South Dakota
    Shannon County South Dakota? Never heard of it? I remember following the returns precinct by precinct two years ago on the night of the Thune-Johnson Senate election. One county never showed up on election night and that was Shannon County. Thune was leading when all other counties had reported. Well, the next morning, Shannon went for Johnson by a margin of 10-1. That margin was larger than the margin (in either direction) of any other county in any other race that year. In fact, it was so out of the ordinary... this is where the election was stolen - plain...
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview ( exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...
  • South Dakota Special Election Results (Live Thread)

    06/01/2004 5:27:06 PM PDT · by presidentbowen · 37 replies · 3,118+ views Here you go ya'll! If anyone has a better site to use, please put it on this thread. This is the best I could find. I love Free Republic! Go Diedrich!

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Congressional Races to watch so far 2004 - ALL States

    04/09/2004 11:41:43 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 10,035+ views
    Several Sources | 4-8-04 | Dan from MI
    I've seen the senate races heating up, but not nearly as much on the house seats. I'm mostly using information from DC POLITICAL REPORT and POLITICS1. STATES Alabama DISTRICT 3 - The other Mike Rogers (R) won in 02 with 50.3% over Democrat Joe Turnham(48.2%) in an open seat. So far, it looks as he is facing Democrat Bill Fuller, Ex-State Human Resources Commissioner. I haven't heard much about this race, but the first defense is hardest. Alaska SENATE - Lisa Murkowski(R) vs Ex governor Tony Knowles. This will be a tough race as Knowles is an ex-governor and Murkowski...
  • Senate Races to Watch

    04/07/2004 4:55:25 PM PDT · by sboyd · 18 replies · 3,966+ views
    various news organizations | 07 Apr 04 | Stephen Boyd
    Senate Races to Watch 2004 South Dakota- I expect this one to be a barnburner. Thune is back and now there is a third party candidate (Tim Giago) that leans towards Daschle’s ideology. The Indian reservations in SD have been a haven for democratic votes and Tim Johnson owes his re-election to them. But now that an Indian candidate has applied to run, the Democrats are in trouble here. I expect Bush to visit often and the Republicans to put great effort into this race. The only thing that bothers me is the Janklow factor. He has done some damage...
  • Any Polling News on the Special Election for Janklow's seat?

    03/27/2004 12:34:48 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 3 replies · 996+ views
    I live in Minnesota but it's hard to find any decent info on the special election for Bill "Speed Demon" Janklow's old seat. I'm guessing Herseth has a lead because of her name ID was her run in 2002. Does the GOP stand a chance here or are they already writing this seat off? I still stand by my previous contention that Thune would be a shoo-in if he ran for his old seat. I think we're gonna turn this seat over to the Dems. I hope not though.
  • Why Spanish Election results are irrelevent to US War on Terror

    03/15/2004 7:06:23 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies · 2,593+ views
    3/15/04 | John Knight
    Journalists, political pundits and other Hysteric Left activists are desperately trying to spin some cosmic significance out of Sunday's Spanish elections. The "conventional wisdom" is that the Spanish Election results are some sort of significant defeat for President Bush and the War on Terror. As usual the "News Media's" thinking is neither conventional nor wise. What all the various activists miss is the reality of American Exceptionalism. As much as the International Political Left hates, and try's to deny, the reality is the USA operates on a completely different political level then the rest of the world. On Sunday, the...
  • Democrat Primary turnout not a even close to being a record

    03/09/2004 8:08:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 2,798+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Paul Weyrich
    The reason for my apology was that throughout this primary season we have been hearing about the record turnout of voters participating in Democrat caucuses and primaries. I bought the lie. The truth is that, except for Iowa and New Hampshire, there has not been any sort of record turnout for the Democrats. Even in New Hampshire the vote was far less than what the Republicans had when they last had a contested primary in 2000. The Democrats this year had 219,787 votes in their primary. The GOP in 2000 had 239,523 votes. That 20,000 difference is major in a...
  • Freep this poll

    03/07/2004 10:07:11 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 2,575+ views Votes has a vote on President Bush's current Ads. Please take a minute to vote here
  • Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

    03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies · 4,351+ views Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.
  • Bush Ads help get the word out

    03/04/2004 11:30:46 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 5,816+ views Here is a link to the 1st three Bush Re-election ads. As expected the DNC directed its "Objective News Media" mouthpieces at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC to generate phoney hysteria about these ads. Compared to the demogagery and lies spread by the Kerry Campaign, and the DNC about Bush for the last 6 months, this is probably the mildest sets of ads that have run so far this political season. Please email this link to every person on you email contact list. We need to get as many people as possible to see these ads. They are...
  • Conservatives Unite!

    02/06/2004 10:45:27 AM PST · by rcofdayton · 9 replies · 2,640+ views
    Self ^ | 6 Feb 04 | rcofdayton
    Conservatives should write in Tom Tancredo in the primary ballot to demonstrate the depth of concern we have with the President. If enough do this, he will get the message.
  • Senate race may include primaries [Daschle-Thune]

    01/10/2004 1:50:27 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 3 replies · 1,089+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | Jan. 10, 2004 | Associated Press
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Tim Giago, a publisher of newspapers for American Indians, said he will run against Sen. Tom Daschle for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. "My basic reason for running is that for the past 50 years, the Indian vote on the Indian reservations has been taken for granted in this state," said Giago, 69, an Oglala Lakota and editor/publisher of the Lakota Journal in Rapid City and the Pueblo Journal in Albuquerque, N.M. Last month, Lakota Media Inc., owner of both publications, was sold to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. Daschle welcomed Giago to the political arena...
  • GOP House candidates take aim at Herseth, Daschle [SD-atlarge]

    01/08/2004 7:15:33 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 3 replies · 1,160+ views
    Aberdeen News (American News) ^ | Jan. 08, 2004 | Scott Waltman
    While they have to battle each other first, the Republican candidates for U.S. House know their main opponent isn't a member of the GOP. Six of the seven people vying for the Republican House nomination were in Aberdeen Wednesday for a candidates forum at the Ramada Inn. They took shots at their probable opponent, Democrat Stephanie Herseth, and Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and invoked the names President Bush and John Thune, the Republican trying to oust Daschle. The Republican candidate will be chosen by the state GOP Jan. 24 in Sioux Falls. Whomever that is should have the backing of...
  • Current Party Control (By State)

    10/27/2003 3:55:28 PM PST · by rightcoast · 9 replies · 6,718+ views
    Politics1 ^ | October 27, 2003 | rightcoast
    Below is a list of each state and its "Political Party statistics", meaning that state's current governor, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, and who they voted for in the 2000 election.  This is useful data in trying to predict future voting trends.   AlabamaGovernor Bob Riley (R)Senator Richard Shelby (R)Senator Jeff Sessions (R)5 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush AlaskaGovernor Frank Murkowski (R)Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)Senator Ted Stevens (R)1 Republican Congressman2000 Election: Bush ArizonaGovernor Janet Napolitano (D)Senator John McCain (R)Senator Jon Kyl (R)6 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush ArkansasGovernor Mike Huckabee (R)Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)Senator Mark Pryor (D)3 Democrat Congressmen1 Republican Congressman2000 Election:...
  • SD Poll shows Daschle, Johnson in shambles

    06/16/2003 4:57:01 AM PDT · by ajhradio · 4 replies · 1,086+ views
    An unscientific poll in South Dakota has only one-third of votes split among Tim Johnson and Tom Daschle for who best represents that state's interests. Fmr Gov Janklow receives the balance. You can vote at
  • Thune is ready for run against Daschle in 2004

    04/08/2003 12:31:57 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 1,676+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/03 | Peter Savodnik
    After months weighing another Senate bid after his narrow loss to Democrat Tim Johnson of South Dakota last year, former Rep. John Thune apparently has decided to take on Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004. As some key South Dakota GOP figures see it, Daschle's comments last month blaming President Bush for mishandling the war in Iraq, hours before America launched a military strike against Iraq, may have created an opening for Thune. In light of Daschle critical remarks, next year's South Dakota Senate race could emerge as closely watched referendum on Bush's foreign policy, especially in the Middle...
  • Daschle on the Senate Floor Calling Bush Racially Insensitive

    01/15/2003 1:58:17 PM PST · by republicanwizard · 4 replies · 1,073+ views
    C-SPAn ^ | 1/15/2003 | RepublicanWizard
    The Puffster is ranting and raving that Bush and his administration are racially insensitive. He went on for several minutes. He said that he is disheartened by this administration which is always against civil rights. I'm glad he is disheartened. It is why we picked Dr. Frist. Calling John Thune...calling the Justice Department to watch Indian Reservations
  • Reasons for Tuesdays Results:Why the Democrats Did so Poorly

    11/13/2002 6:58:44 PM PST · by sboyd · 4 replies · 1,619+ views
    none | 13 Nov 02 | Stephen Boyd
    Tuesday was a massacre for the democrats. They had no message and the polling was horrible. I have always been skeptical about polls and it appears that most of the pre-election polls were off. So why did the republicans do so well? George Bush deserves much of the credit, but let's not forget about the great candidates we had. 90% od our candidates were experienced and did well in their debates. The democrats did have a message. It was "no" to whatever being asked. The get nothing done senate was another reason. No bills and no judges were coming out...

    11/13/2002 12:12:41 PM PST · by GoldenBear2000 · 3 replies · 1,027+ views
    <p>Well, we didn't win this one. A little saving grace for Daschle that Bush wasn't able to take his home state seat.</p>
  • what happened to John Thune's campaign?

    11/06/2002 10:56:26 AM PST · by GoldenBear2000 · 22 replies · 1,261+ views
    how did john thune lose the race to tim johnson in SD? amazing given the routs of last night and two presidential visits in 4 days last week. weak if you ask me.
  • Election Day: "Let's Roll!"

    11/03/2002 11:07:32 AM PST · by Radical Poet · 1 replies · 1,916+ views
    Press of Righteous Indignation | 11/03/02 | Stan Simons
    The ENEMY forged the stolen steel Delighted at the pain we would soon feel A hot branding iron to burn a 9 and 11 In the hearts of all righteous under Heaven The demons smiled and admired their work Then dedicated it with an unholy curse The plans were laid well, the deceptions intact With stooges called "martyrs" they began the attack They boarded the planes with thin, tight-lipped smiles Politely nodding to each small child - In a short time they’d know TERROR too real When their KILLERS captured the pilot’s wheel May the TWIN TOWERS of bright beacon...
  • Election Day: "...Let's Roll!"

    11/02/2002 7:55:18 AM PST · by Radical Poet · 1 replies · 1,906+ views
    Press of Righteous Indignation | 11/02/02 | Stan Simons
    The ENEMY forged the stolen steel Delighted at the pain we would soon feel A hot branding iron to burn a 9 and 11 In the hearts of all righteous under Heaven The demons smiled and admired their work Then dedicated it with an unholy curse The plans were laid well, the deceptions intact With stooges called "martyrs" they began the attack They boarded the planes with thin, tight-lipped smiles Politely nodding to each small child - In a short time they’d know TERROR too real When their KILLERS captured the pilot’s wheel May the TWIN TOWERS of bright beacon...
  • Absentee Forms Found Burned in South Dakota

    11/01/2002 8:07:59 PM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 11 replies · 1,366+ views ^ | 11/1/2002 | Staff and Wire Reports
    <p>Investigators have recovered charred pieces of absentee ballot applications from a Flandreau woman suspected of forging voters' names on such forms.</p> <p>Attorney General Mark Barnett said Becky Red Earth-Villeda apparently tried to burn the original applications but then decided to retrieve them.</p>
  • Johnson leads Thune 45-42 in S.D. (my title)

    11/01/2002 4:34:50 PM PST · by Gunder · 1 replies · 968+ views
    Johnson versus Thune, Daschle versus Bush, Democrat versus Republican control of the United States Senate; there are several reasons why the country's watching South Dakota voters. To no one's surprise, this race is still too close to call, it's within the tight margin of error. However, in our latest scientific poll Johnson is maintaining a slight edge. It's crunch time. With just three days until the election, both Tim Johnson and John Thune are vying for more votes. Each handshake could be the difference, that's how close the race for South Dakota's Senate seat is. According to the KELOLAND News...
  • Johnson with slight lead (45%-42%) in S.D. (my title)

    11/01/2002 4:33:22 PM PST · by Gunder · 10 replies · 1,099+ views
    Johnson versus Thune, Daschle versus Bush, Democrat versus Republican control of the United States Senate; there are several reasons why the country's watching South Dakota voters. To no one's surprise, this race is still too close to call, it's within the tight margin of error. However, in our latest scientific poll Johnson is maintaining a slight edge. It's crunch time. With just three days until the election, both Tim Johnson and John Thune are vying for more votes. Each handshake could be the difference, that's how close the race for South Dakota's Senate seat is. According to the KELOLAND News...
  • Republicans gather to support (Tim) Johnson

    10/30/2002 10:00:14 PM PST · by Gunder · 12 replies · 1,139+ views
    The president's rally has a very real political purpose. But today, some bipartisan supporters held a rally of their own to show they support the Republican president and Democrat Tim Johnson for Senate. John Thune's campaign hopes tomorrow's rally will convince Bush supporters to also be Thune supporters. But, not everyone who likes the President plans to vote for Thune. Some registered Republicans who plan to vote for Tim Johnson held a rally in Aberdeen today. Registered Republican Tom Aman thinks highly of the commander and chief. He voted for him in 2000, and has contributed to every one of...
  • KELOLAND News Poll: Janklow (R) Pulls Ahead [SD-AL]

    10/30/2002 7:29:05 PM PST · by BlackRazor · 7 replies · 2,104+ views ^ | 10/30/02 | Jodi Schwan
    KELOLAND News Poll: Janklow Pulls Ahead U.S. House Race Poll Results Candidate October Results Bill Janklow (R) 47% Stephanie Herseth (D) 42% Other 3% Undecided 8% There's a new leader in the U.S. House race. After trailing earlier this fall, our latest KELOLAND News Election poll shows Republican Governor Bill Janklow ahead of Democrat Stephanie Herseth. Last week we asked 600 registered voters if the election were held right then, would they vote for Bill Janklow or Stephanie Herseth? Their answers were different from what we've heard so far. Forty-seven percent of the registered voters we polled said they'd vote...
  • GOP's Answer To Democrat Propaganda

    10/25/2002 1:41:17 AM PDT · by MaineVoter2002 · 2 replies · 2,151+ views
    Received this in my email box tonight
  • Election oddsmaker now predicts Talent and Thune victories. Pryor's odds downgraded too

    10/24/2002 3:57:29 PM PDT · by rmmcdaniell · 3 replies · 1,325+ views
    (Latest Update Oct. 24) Jim Talent (R) favored over Sen. Jean Carnahan (D), 40 to 39 (Talent has a 50.6% chance to win; Carnahan's chances downgraded from 50% on Oct. 24 and from 51.3% on Sept. 22, and on Sept. 4 from 52.2% and on Feb. 15 from 53.3%) DEMOCRATIC SEAT AT CRITICAL RISK Sen. Jean Carnahan (D) has never won an election. She was appointed to this seat after her late husband, former Gov. Mel Carnahan, was elected to it in 2000 after dying in a plane crash, defeating then-Sen. John Ashcroft, the current U.S. attorney general. Though Carnahan...
  • Bush stumps for Jeb in tight Florida race

    10/18/2002 12:54:36 PM PDT · by Coop · 14 replies · 1,900+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/02 | Joseph Curl
    <p>NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — President Bush yesterday hit fund-raisers in Georgia and Florida for embattled Republicans — including his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush — kicking off a money drive that will culminate with 14 straight days of campaigning before the Nov. 5 elections.</p>
  • South Dakota Senate Libertarian Candidate to Support Thune

    10/17/2002 7:40:00 PM PDT · by DadOfFive · 22 replies · 1,361+ views
    KELO AM | self
    Just heard on local radio that the libertarian candidate in the SD, senate race, Curt Evans, is dropping out and throwing his support behind John Thune(R). Say's "Thune is the better candidate". Maybe 2-3% bump.(my guess)