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Interest groups press issues at dozens of Pierre socials

February 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota Town and Township Association members were serving ice cream at the state Capitol on Wednesday, but their minds were focused on a different form of sustenance.
“We’re just trying to get a little more of the fiscal pie,” said Cindy Foster, the association’s president.
State officials, legislators, lobbyists and staff members lined up for the free ice cream, which was being handed out, complete with toppings, in the Senate President’s and House Speaker’s lobbies.
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Democrats hit historic “low point”

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