You are browsing the archive for Election 2014.

Reid expects Democrats will keep Senate majority, worries about losing SD seat

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he expects Democrats to maintain control of Senate in the fall elections but acknowledged things could change between now and then. “If the election were held today we’d be in the …continue reading on

Omdahl: Ballot measures spice up November election

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

With a number of challenging and contentious measures on the November ballot, North Dakota voters may be lured to the polls in a “ho hum” nonpresidential year election.
Repeating the nature of the seven measures on the ballot is important becaus…continue reading on

U.S. Senate race one to watch as campaign season kicks into gear

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Former Gov. Mike Rounds leads the polls in South Dakota’s 2014 U.S. Senate race, but he is below 50 percent. That is giving his opponents a whole lot of hope.

“I am sensing support for Mike Rounds is incredibly soft,” said Gordon Howie, a steadfas…continue reading on

SD Libertarians nominate Bosworth’s husband for AG

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Libertarian Party in South Dakota has nominated the husband of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth for attorney general.

The Argus Leader reports the Libertarians nominated Chad Haber on Saturday.

Haber prev…continue reading on

Parenting initiative will appear on November ballot

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota voters will decide in November on a ballot measure that would create a law providing for equal parenting rights and decision-making responsibility in child custody cases, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Monday.

Sponsors…continue reading on

Rounds only candidate to support EB-5

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS — Former Gov. Mike Rounds stands alone among the four candidates for U.S. Senate in South Dakota in his support of the state’s troubled EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, how…continue reading on

2 Senate candidates support minimum wage hike

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike. The other two oppose a state ballot initiative looking to raise it from $7.25 per hour to $8.50.

continue reading on

Gravatt remains winner in Charles Mix County Sheriff race after recount

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

LAKE ANDES — The totals in the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Democratic primary were changed, but the winner remained the same following a recount Monday.

DesaRae Gravatt has won the nomination by the same two-vote margin she held two weeks ago wh…continue reading on

Secretary of State Jaeger says servers to blame for website glitches on election night

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger said server problems were to blame for election results being inaccessible for periods of time Tuesday night on his office’s website.

Jaeger, who was in Fargo on Tuesday night, said he also …continue reading on

Mayors in New England and Mott hold on to seats

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

New England Mayor Marty Opdahl defeated longtime city councilman Allen Schmidt in his first bid for re-election, according to city auditor Jason Jung. Opdahl will serve another four-year term.

Troy Mosbrucker also held on to his seat as mayor of M…continue reading on