Election 2020

Clara Hart to Announce Senate Candidacy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The race for Mike Rounds’ Senate seat is heating up as another challenger has come forward. Clara Hart of Sioux Falls plans to announce her bid for the Democratic nomination. Hart has spent more than 31 years participating in community service in South Dakota. Hart ran for State Senate in 2008, Sioux Falls City Council in…

Sanders in Las Vegas After His Heart Procedure

A top official in Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign says the Democratic candidate is in Las Vegas where he’s resting after having a heart procedure for a blocked artery. Campaign adviser Jeff Weaver says that Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, is on her way to Las Vegas. Weaver isn’t saying whether the Vermont senator is still hospitalized. O’Meara Sanders says in…

Democrat Dan Ahler Officially Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate

Ahler made his announcement at Papa's Pub and Eatery in Dell Rapids, SD

DELL RAPIDS, SD—Former state lawmaker Dan Ahlers officially threw his hat in the ring for Sen. Mike Rounds’ senate seat today. “Dan has become increasingly more aware of things that need to be changed. He’s become the voice for people who are in need of an advocate,” said Dr. Randy Nelson, University of Sioux Falls associate professor and director of…

Dell Rapids Man Announces 2020 Campaign for U.S. Senate

Dell Rapids, S.D. – A former state legislator has announced plans run for U.S. Senator Mike Rounds’ seat in 2020. Democrat Dan Ahlers says he will officially kick off his campaign Monday, September 30th at Papa’s Pub and Eatery in Dell Rapids. “Washington has been taken over by partisan politics. Politicians are more concerned with the next election then getting…

SD Congressional Delegation Responds To Trump Impeachment Inquiry

South Dakota’s Congressional delegation is sounding off on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Tuesday about opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Democrats are expected to explore whether Trump pushed Ukraine’s leader for help investigating Democrat Joe Biden and his son during a summer phone call. Pelosi called reports “a betrayal of our national security” and a “betrayal of our…

City Councilor Greg Neitzert Announces Re-Election Bid

SIOUS FALLS, S.D. – City Councilor Greg Neitzert is seeking another term representing the Northwest District on the Sioux Falls City Council. Neitzert was first elected to the council in 2016. Prior to filling the Northwest District seat, he served five years on the Sioux Falls Zoning Board of Adjustment. “It has been an honor to serve the citizens of…

Political Pundits Discuss Epstein Arrest, Borglum Announcement

Thoughts from the SD GOP and Dems on recent events this July 9

Dave Roetman, the State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson, the Communications Director for the state Democratic Party,  discuss some of the bigger political issues before voters both on the state and national level. This week, they look at the national Fourth of July celebration and the fallout, the arrest of Jeff Epstein and political implications,…

State Representative Scyller Borglum Announces 2020 Senate Run

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Senator Rounds’ Senate seat has a challenger for the 2020 election. Rapid City Republican Scyller Borglum announced Monday that she is running for U.S. Senate. Borglum is a member of the South Dakota house. On Monday, she announced her “common-sense conservative vision for South Dakota. “No one is ever entitled to an elected position before the…

State Representative Scyller Borglum to Announce 2020 Senate Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It appears Senator Mike Rounds already has a challenger next year, within his own party. State Representatives Scyller Borglum plans to announce her political future on Monday. Borglum is a Republican out of Pennington County. According to a press release, Borglum will announce her, quote “common sense conservative vision for South Dakota” on Monday. “My vision…