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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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

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.

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Pressler ‘American Hustle’ ad to air during Oscars

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — As “American Hustle” vies for a best picture Oscar Sunday night, former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler will pop into the Academy Awards broadcast a couple of times to remind South Dakota residents that he was the l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Time to remember Pressler’s track record of integrity

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Michael Doan

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"559776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"223","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"140"}}]]In the movie, “American Hustle,” up for numerous Academy Awards on…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Time to remember Pressler’s track record of integrity

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Michael Doan

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"559776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"223","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"140"}}]]In the movie, “American Hustle,” up for numerous Academy Awards on…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pressler: Country ‘strangling’ itself with partisan in-fighting

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Former U.S. senator Larry Pressler says the United States is at a critical point in its history because of a “poisonous deadlock” in Washington, D.C.

Pressler, 71, announced in December his bid for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated b…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Quip of the Week

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

“Had I taken the bribe and gone into rehab, it probably would have been seen as an American success story.”

— Former Sen. Larry Pressler, R-S.D., on not taking a bribe during the Abscam sting operation in 1980….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Quip of the Week

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

“Had I taken the bribe and gone into rehab, it probably would have been seen as an American success story.”

— Former Sen. Larry Pressler, R-S.D., on not taking a bribe during the Abscam sting operation in 1980….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com