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Varilek pokes at Noem with election corn dog party

November 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek planned to vote early Tuesday before making last-minute campaign pushes in their hard-fought race for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat.
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Poll: Noem extends lead, Fiegen/McGovern race tightens, IM 15 opposition grows

November 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Initiated Measure 15 is losing support among likely South Dakota voters, according to a poll released the day before the election. In addition, Rep. Kristi Noem widened her lead, and the Public Utilities Commission race between incumbent Kristie Fiegen and Matt McGovern tightened. Continue Reading

ENDORSEMENT: Noem not perfect, but has done well

November 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

This has become a nasty campaign, and honestly, we care very little about claims that Noem seemingly toys with her cellphone during committee meetings or that Varilek has hosted parties that revolve around corndogs and alcohol.
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ANALYSIS: 48 percent isn’t enough this time in US House race

November 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

What happened to former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s popularity remains one of the great mysteries of South Dakota politics.
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Five things to know about SD House candidates

November 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Here are five things to know about each of the candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Continue Reading

‘Corn dog’ video from SD House race goes viral

October 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GOP YouTube ad against Varilek gets more than 100,000 hits. Continue Reading

LETTER: Varilek should talk about himself, not about Noem

October 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

It’s too bad the main gist of Matt Varilek’s congressional campaign is documenting Rep. Kristi Noem’s attendance at committee meetings.
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Noem, Varilek clash on taxes, Medicare

October 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota’s middle class and who best understands their plight and is best equipped to address their hopes and fears was front and center Thursday during a spirited debate between candidates for the state’s lone U.S. House seat.
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LETTER: Matt Varilek not loyal to South Dakotans

October 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mr. Varilek’s claim to fame can be attributed to a long list of government entitlement monies in the form of grants and welfare subsidies. Continue Reading

Noem, Varilek debate taxes, work ethic in SD

October 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Republican Rep. Kristi Noem tried to paint Democratic challenger Matt Varilek as a dedicated follower of President Barack Obama, while Varilek accused her of being ineffective and missing meetings during a brisk Friday debate in which they often ignored the moderator.
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