Dusty Johnson

State Lawmaker Criticizes Congressman Johnson’s Peace Corps Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A recent vote by South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is causing quite a “dust up” here at home. It concerns cutting funding for the Peace Corps. Now a state lawmaker and former Peace Corps volunteer is speaking out. “This is in Morocco, a few years ago, when I was setting up training and I was visiting the site…

State Dems, GOP Debate 2020 Presidential Outlook

Sam Parkinson and Dave Roetman also address allegations of improper tactics by a South Dakota Congressman

Sam Parkinson, the Executive Director of the State Democratic Party, joined us on the KDLT News Today set one last time before leaving for a new position in Washington, D.C.. He and his counterpart with the state GOP, Dave Roetman, State Finance Director for the State Republican Party, offered insight this week into some of the political news making both…

Johnson Votes to Overturn Emergency Declaration

South Dakota's Representative Says Emergency is Wrong Approach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The U.S. House voted to block President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall. The measure rejects Trump’s declaration that there is a national emergency at the southwest border. South Dakota’s lone U.S. Representative, Dusty Johnson was one of 13 Republicans who voted for the blocking action. Johnson says an emergency…

Rep. Johnson Talks About South Dakota Hemp

SOUTH DAKOTA-The legalization of industrial hemp in South Dakota has been a hot-button issue this legislative session. Governor Kristi Noem has expressed her opposition to the growing of hemp. She says the state “isn’t ready” for it yet. She has public safety concerns saying hemp looks like marijuana and officials don’t have a roadside test to measure THC levels. Representative…

Rep. Dusty Johnson Back in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s already been a busy year in Washington and Congressman Dusty Johnson has been there for it all, while trying to settle into his new role as South Dakota’s US Representative. KDLT’s Miranda Paige caught up with him to see how the new job is going. It’s important to Representative Dusty Johnson that he visits South Dakota. “This…

Johnson to Defer Pay During Shutdown; Not Rounds, Thune

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson says he’s deferring his pay while the federal government shutdown is in effect. Johnson was the only member of South Dakota’s delegation to say he won’t take pay during the shutdown. Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune, both Republicans, both said they would continue taking their salaries. In Minnesota,…

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson Sworn into Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Dakota’s lone house seat has officially been filled. Representative Dusty Johnson was sworn earlier this afternoon, but he’s been ready to get to work since the November election. From growing up in Pierre all the way to Capitol Hill this was an emotional day for Congressman Dusty Johnson. “Well I think it’s gratifying. You work for 18…

Sen. John Thune Optimistic After Elections Are Over

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The mid-term elections are over and parties are either celebrating their victories or settling for defeat. South Dakota stayed red with GOP wins for Governor, House and Attorney General. KDLT’S Nicole Griffith sat down with U.S. Senator John Thune on his reaction to the highly anticipated Election Day. Republicans are celebrating as the party swept the state…

Big Races To Be Decided Across South Dakota in Today’s Primary Elections

GOP governor, House races top South Dakota primary ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican primary voters picking a nominee for South Dakota governor also will select a candidate for a statewide congressional seat while joining other residents in weighing changes to the “Marsy’s Law” victims’ bill of rights. The polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time, with Republicans choosing in their governor…

Johnson rejects attack ads; Krebs criticizes state plane use

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Public Utilities commissioner Dusty Johnson says he won’t run negative ads in the Republican congressional primary after Secretary of State Shantel Krebs started airing spots criticizing his use of a state airplane. Johnson, Krebs and Sen. Neal Tapio are vying for their party’s nomination on June 5. Krebs’ ad alleges Johnson used his former…

Dusty Johnson Raises Over $127K In South Dakota House Race

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Dusty Johnson’s congressional campaign says that he raised more than $127,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Johnson’s campaign on Tuesday announced fundraising numbers in his bid to succeed U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem in 2018. Johnson, a Republican, raised roughly $105,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Treasurer Greg McCurry says that Johnson is receiving support…

Dusty Johnson Takes In Over $100K For 2018 Congressional Bid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Dusty Johnson’s congressional campaign says he’s raised more than $100,000 since entering the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem in 2018. Johnson’s campaign said Thursday that he raised the money during the fourth quarter of 2016. Johnson, a former chief of staff to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, said in November that he’ll seek Noem’s seat…