Skip to comments.In Pennington County sweep, conservative faction vying to lead South Dakota’s GOP notches key win
Posted on 01/24/2023 5:20:40 AM PST by cotton1706
RAPID CITY, S.D. — In South Dakota’s second-largest county — the seat of political power in the western half of the state — the Republican Party is under new leadership.
At the Pennington County GOP elections held on Jan. 21 in Rapid City, the energized, right wing of the party swept their more moderate counterparts across the six elected positions in the County Central Committee — county chair and vice chair; county treasurer; county secretary; and state committeeman and committeewoman. Each position serves a two-year term.
While the split between the two factions in the party remains to be litigated throughout the legislative session and into the coming years, Rep. Chris Karr, a conservative legislator from Sioux Falls, explained that down-ballot changes such as these, especially in one of the state’s most populous counties, can lead to a ripple effect statewide.
“Whenever you elect individuals, there's that snowball or trickle effect, and it kind of goes up and down,” Karr said. “If we have really good conservative Republicans that we elect, then they're going to have a conservative influence in their community, but also on the legislators; hopefully, they're going to influence legislators to support those conservative Republican bills, issues and efforts.”
Although every contest was relatively close in terms of delegate count, all six candidates backed by Jeff Holbrook, the party’s outgoing chair, lost their races. Holbrook did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
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Democrats have been able to steal elections because RINO traitors in the state legislatures and RNC have either turned a blind eye or have actively assisted them.
We must purge RINOs at every level, starting with local party leadership and moving onto state legislatures, the RNC, and Congress.
The collusion of Big Banks, Big Business and Big Government synonymous with “Moderate Republicans” is not in the best interests of small business owners and working, taxpaying people at the grassroots level.
Those big folks want to rig the system in their favor at the end of the day.
The author did a credible job. The six elected conservatives know they are under the microscope of the outgoing members of the Party leadership and their proponents to produce. What that looks like remains to be seen.
If the moderate wing chooses to boycott support and participation it could be a rough couple of years. There was no such childish activity the previous two years and the Pennington County GOP is in great financial shape. Time will tell.
Yep yep, everyone get in central committees. Delegate or committeeman or whatever it’s called in your county
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