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Varilek, Barth make final pitches in primary race

June 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Race for Democratic nomination heats up as race nears end. Continue Reading

Dems Varilek, Barth gear up for closing days of House campaign

May 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A week from tonight, Jeff Barth and Matt Varilek should know which one of them will be the Democratic candidate for the state’s lone U.S. House seat. The winner of the June 5 primary will take on Republican Rep. Kristi Noem, who is in her first term.
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Gay marriage now an issue in SD House primary

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Matt Varilek, one of two Democrats running for the party’s nomination for the state’s lone congressional seat, told a newspaper editorial board Tuesday that he opposes gay marriage.

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OUR VIEW: Democrats failing to generate buzz about their race

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

In just a few weeks, two Democratic candidates will face each other in a primary to see who gets to run against incumbent Republican Kristi Noem for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Do you know the names of those two Democrats? Continue Reading

BARTH: GOP Medicare plan: You’re on your own

May 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As a Republican Party congressional leader, Kristi Noem voted twice for the radical Ryan/Republican budget which even the conservative Wall Street Journal believes “…would essentially end Medicare.” Continue Reading

Rep. Noem outpaces Varilek in money for 1st quarter

April 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The first-term congresswoman raised more than twice the money raised by a potential Democratic challenger. Continue Reading

In SD, ag views prominent in US House race

February 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Agriculture remains South Dakota’s largest industry and will surely be a prime point for debate and discussion this year during the state’s U.S. House race. Continue Reading

Noem Raises $1.35 million for re-election

January 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., announced Tuesday she had raised $1.35 million for her re-election as of the end of December.
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Herseth Sandlin ‘really struggled’ with decision not to run

January 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Three-term House Democrat won’t endorse in the 2012 primary; calls 2010 defeat “very disappointing and painful.”
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Sen. Johnson endorses VaMatt rilek for Democratic House nomination

January 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Sen. Tim Johnson has endorsed his former staffer, Matt Varilek, for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. Continue Reading