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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
    Dr_JacksonB
    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: http://www.vandenberg-strategies.com
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views
    Starwonders.com Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 | Starwonders.com
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  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
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  • 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 (http://66.92.134.175/~benburch/old/TrupianoShow-(10-5-2004).mp3) 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
    aard_bokonon
    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
    http://www.sdsos.gov/results/statwide.shtml 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!