Janklow was convicted of manslaughter in a motor vehicle accident, and resigned his seat, effective January 20, 2004, triggering a special election. Herseth Sandlin was selected as the Democratic nominee, and on June 1, 2004 beat Republican candidate Larry Diedrich with 51 percent of the vote. The victory gave South Dakota its first all-Democratic congressional delegation since 1937, with SenatorsTom Daschle and Tim Johnson both Democrats.
In the regularly scheduled election in November 2004, Herseth beat Diedrich with 53.4 percent of the vote. The vote margin in June was about 3,000 votes, but by the November election – which included a hard-fought contest for the Senate seat held by Senate Minority LeaderTom Daschle – it had grown to more than 29,000. Both the 2004 special and general elections were close compared to many other House races in the rest of the United States, and garnered national attention.
SHS going to Augustana may explain why we haven’t seen much of her in the public eye helping to save what little is left of the SD Democratic Party. I know behind the scenes she has done some fund raising, but that is about it.
As for leaving Raven, I’m not saying SHS was fired, or asked to resign, highly unlikely. I just find it a bit odd that you would take almost a 50% pay cut to take on a higher profile job.
Could it be that SHS saw the writing on the wall with Raven not doing as well as they were when she got on board? That, and the fact being a University President is a pretty good gig, even if a pay cut was involved. Not sure, but it is quite a transition from Congress person to corporate attorney to university president, just saying.
And then there is the question about Pam Homan. Was she angling for the job?
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.
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