In a following question, NBP asked South Dakotans whom they would vote for “today” in an election between incumbent Noem and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Herseth Sandlin, who was narrowly defeated by Noem (48% to 46%) in the 2010 general election, wins handily today, with 58% support to Noem’s 37%. 5% are undecided.
Of course it didn’t take the Dems long to jump all over this;
“Voters don’t have a case of buyer’s remorse,” says Ben Nesselhuf, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. “They have a full blown case of buyer’s depression.”
I voted for Thomas Marking and got accused last night of ‘throwing’ the election for SHS by a former SD politico. I won’t name names, but I did tell him that he was wrong. I told him that most people who supported Marking were libertarian and conservative in nature and would have more likely voted for Noem.
Besides, if Steffy was such a great congressperson she should have been able to squeak by Noem easily. Steffy, think big hair and hoop earrings.
I still don’t think bringing up factual information about Noem’s driving record is negative, and it certainly isn’t false. Claiming your opponent got an ‘F’ rating from the NRA when in fact she was endorsed by them is shameful behavior. But hey, why don’t we talk about bowls of chili instead.
This year’s big controversy over hunting, at least so far, involves a mailing the Noem campaign sent out. Herseth Sandlin’s people are not happy. The mailing indicates that Noem has gotten an A rating from the NRA. The mailing contrasts that A rating with a D rating that Herseth Sandlin received from the Gun Owners of America, a group more militant than the NRA when it comes to gun rights. The mailing also links Herseth Sandlin to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and it indicates the speaker got an F rating from the NRA – a distinction of honor in Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco. By extension, you’re supposed to think, Herseth Sandlin must not be in the good graces of the NRA.
What the ad doesn’t say is that Herseth Sandlin won the NRA’s endorsement. In a story by Roll Call, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam called it “unfortunate” that Noem’s mailing insinuated Herseth Sandlin didn’t get its coveted endorsement.
The gutless, anonymous, empty threats, weasel, gun-for-hire at NvsHS calls this video“Democrat Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Chewing Out her Challenger’s Supporter”
I watched this five times and turned the volume up all the way. Didn’t hear what Steffy said to this lady, and in Steffy’s defense the lady is wearing a Noem shirt, so who threw the first punch? Let’s guess.
WASHINGTON – Republican Kristi Noem’s campaign reported raising more than $1.1 million from July through September, twice the amount incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin collected.
Noem, a Castlewood rancher and state legislator, also leads Herseth Sandlin in cash on hand, with almost $777,000 compared to about $500,000 for the Democrat, according to figures released by each campaign Monday.
And who planted Snooki’s money tree. Hmmmmm.
The campaign finance reports, which detail contributions and expenditures, are not officially due until midnight Friday. Both campaigns declined to release the full reports until later in the week.
Can’t wait to see that cat run out of the bag. But here is a sneak peak;
The race already has attracted plenty of outside money.
The American Future Fund, a conservative group, and the National Republican Congressional Committee have combined to spend more than $700,000 on television ads and other activities against Herseth Sandlin since August, according to the Federal Election Commission.