Clinton announces Keystone XL pipeline opposition, sides with environmentalists over unions
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday announced her opposition to the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending months of hedging on the issue.
GOP pulling cash from South Dakota Senate race
Republicans in Washington are growing so confident about their chances in South Dakota that they want to pull the rest of their cash from the…READ MORE
South Dakota Independent: We Need To Throw Our Arms Around Illegal Immigrants
The South Dakota “Independent” candidate for Senate Larry Pressler is campaigning on the importance of embracing illegal immigrants in America. “We have got to move towards immigration reform, we have to throw our arms around those Mexican Americans that are here, and give them a path to citizenship,” he explained during a Sioux Falls Rotary forum on Monday. Pressler is…READ MORE
Moguls Rent South Dakota Addresses to Dodge Taxes Forever
Among the nation’s billionaires, one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate right now is a quiet storefront in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A branch of Chicago’s Pritzker family rents space here, down the hall from the Minnesota clan that controls the Radisson hotel chain, and other rooms held by Miami and Hong Kong money.
Don’t look for…READ MORE
S Dakota: Rounds Hires More Staff for Senate Bid
Former Gov. Mike Rounds hired Jason Williams as his statewide coalitions director for his Senate campaign, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Williams has worked on several South Dakota campaigns, including as Rep. Kristi Noemâ€™s coalitions director when she defeated former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, a Democrat, in 2010.
â€œJason believes in the importance of personal relationships at the local…READ MORE
Mike Huckabee Endorses Rounds in GOP Primary #SDSEN
Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds landed a national conservative endorsement Friday that could help him in a potentially competitive Republican Senate primary.
Mike Huckabee,…READ MORE
Tim Johnson backs same-sex marriage
South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, one of the last Democratic senators to oppose same-sex marriage, changed his position on Monday.
â€œAfter lengthy consideration, my views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation,â€ Johnson (D-S.D.) said in a statement. â€œThis position doesnâ€™t require any religious denomination to alter any of its tenets; it simply forbids government from discrimination regarding who…READ MORE
Sen. Tim Johnson to retire, lifting GOP hopes in battle for Senate
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) will not seek reelection in 2014, The Hill has confirmed, putting another red-state seat up for grabs in the battle for control of the Senate.
Johnson, who is serving his third term, will announce the news on Tuesday at the University of South Dakota, his former school. Johnson will be the fifth Senate Democrat to retire…READ MORE
South Dakota Senate Race Ripe for Republican Primary
The potential for a high-profile Democratic squabble to succeed South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson â€” who is widely expected to retire â€” has grabbed the spotlight of the race so far.
But the possibility of an equally contentious Republican primary is brewing beneath the surface.
For now, the Republican field remains a party of one. Former Gov. Mike Rounds,…READ MORE
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp puts North Dakota Senate seat in play
ByÂ DAVID CATANESEÂ | Politico
BISMARCK, N.D. â€” The surprisingly competitive Senate race here has diverged into two parallel campaigns: one for control of the upper chamber of Congress, the other for mayor of North Dakota.
Republican Rep. Rick Berg is trying to make it a referendum on Harry Reid, telling voters they may well decide whether one of the