February 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Dems aim for legislative gains; Republicans cite majority among voters.
November 19, 2010 in The Daily Republic
George McGovern says the South Dakota Democratic Party can become competitive again with the right approach and plenty of effort.
McGovern, who has a Mitchell residence, has an idea how to do it: Follow the playbook he devised more than a half century ago.
He was the executive secretary of the South Dakota Democratic Party in the 1950s when the Democrats were in worse condition than they are now. Continue Reading
August 28, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Democrat Secretary of State candidate Ben Nesselhuf, of Vermillion, fended off verbal jabs from candidate Jason Gant, R-Sioux Falls, at Saturday’s Corn Palace debates in Mitchell.
The pair filled in for the gubernatorial debate, which was deleted from the program when Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard dropped out due to the death of a close friend. Continue Reading
August 27, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Two candidates for South Dakota secretary of state and a front-burner controversy about statewide smoking have been added to a debate this weekend sponsored by The Daily Republic.
The Daily Republic-Corn Palace Festival Debate originally was to include gubernatorial candidates Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard debating at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace, followed by U.S. House candidates Kristi Noem and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Continue Reading
August 26, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Two candidates running for South Dakota secretary of state have committed to debate at a Daily Republic-sponsored event this weekend in Mitchell.
Jason Gant, a Republican, and Democrat Ben Nesselhuf were contacted Thursday and accepted invitations to attend The Daily Republic-Corn Palace Festival Debate, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace. The newspaper reached out to the candidates after canceling the gubernatorial debate planned for Saturday. Continue Reading