South Dakota politics

Out-Of-State Money Ban For Initiatives To Appear On Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s chief elections official has cleared a measure that would ban out-of-state fundraising for citizens’ initiatives to appear on the November ballot. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs’ office said Thursday the ballot question will be named Initiated Measure 24. The measure’s approval could be challenged. The initiative would prohibit contributions to ballot question committees from…

George Hendrickson Enters U.S. House Race

"I'm the only one who is not a politician"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man, who doesn’t consider himself a politician, is the newest candidate to announce his bid for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. George Hendrickson is the only candidate running as an independent, so far. He knows it won’t be easy, but says he and his family are already overcoming great odds. “If he…

Senate Minority Leader Joins Governor’s Race

BURKE, S.D. – One Democrat is taking on four Republican candidates in South Dakota’s race for governor in 2018. At his family ranch in Burke, Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton announced he’ll be spending the next year and a half vying for the seat.  But, there was a small hiccup.  Right before an introductory band began singing, a member casually…