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Will the Three Stooges bother to show up?

While I like the idea, I will be shocked if any of them show up to the Lion’s den;

Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem will return to South Dakota during a congressional recess period, but don’t plan to hold formal town hall forums. Spokespeople for the three said they hadn’t received invitations to the Thursday forum.

Kate Hayes, one of the group’s organizers, said she thought it was important that constituents remain an active check and balance system, weighing in regularly about Trump’s comments or policies that might worry them.

“We want to get back to where we’re doing our job as part of our democracy,” she said. “We need to be there to watch them and hold them accountable.”

Even if this was a grassroots Republican event, I doubt they would make an appearance, these clowns only show up to these kind of events if they can show off shooting hoops or collecting checks from rich donors.

But I’M NOT discouraging people from going to the event at Icon Lounge-Sioux Falls, Thursday, 5:30 – 7 PM. There will be a lot of other guests and speakers, should be fun, especially if NO Republicans make it.

Money, Money, Money

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I better pretend I’m into this governor thing, and quick.

Ah, now the truth comes out over Noem’s early announcement, skirting the law before it comes into affect;

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Rep. Kristi Noem have both filed paperwork establishing campaign committees to run for governor in 2018, enabling them to transfer funds for the upcoming race.

Noem’s paperwork was filed at 4:59 p.m. on Monday with Secretary of State Shantel Krebs’ office shortly before she made a formal announcement saying she would not run for a fifth term to Congress and would instead seek to become governor. Noem was expected to transfer about $1.6 million from her congressional account into her account for governor.

So now she will be able to spend $1.6 million (made from mostly out of state donors) on a campaign for governor. Don’t you love the integrity of these folks.

UPDATE: Will Huether run for US Congress? Will Dusty Johnson challenge him?

After Noemless announced just minutes ago that she will run for governor, does this mean Mayor Huether will decide to run for congress? Not sure, but let’s setup the scenario. Though the 2018 race for governor won’t have an incumbent challenger, the Dems have had zero luck for almost 40 years taking that seat. Take also into account that Kristi is very, very, very popular. I am even guessing that Jackley will back out so Noem doesn’t have a Republican challenger in the primary, or some crazy weak teabagger. I also speculated days ago she would be running after Mark bowed out.

What is unfortunate is that Noem will spend the next two years running for governor instead of being a congress person, but that’s not all so bad. She can’t take her fortune from her congressional campaign purse to use for the governor’s race, so she will have to run from scratch;

Although she didn’t say it, Noem’s decision to run for governor was forced by a ballot issue that voters approved last week. Initiated Measure 22, which becomes law on Wednesday, contains a provision barring candidates for governor from collecting more than $4,000 a year from any person or political committee.

Once effective, the language would mean that Noem couldn’t transfer more than $4,000 from her congressional campaign account to an account for a governor’s run. Under current law, federal office holders can transfer all of their money into a state account.

For Noem, that would mean forfeiting a huge advantage: Prior to Tuesday’s election, her congressional campaign was reporting nearly $1.9 million in the bank, an amount that would make her a formidable candidate in the Republican primary.

UPDATE: Now let’s move to Mr. Huether. He is a determined man who likes to win, but like running for mayor instead of governor to begin with, he took the path of least resistance. Congress would be that path, maybe. I do know that there has been a strong desire for Dusty Johnson to throw his hat in the ring. A Johnson vs. Huether matchup would be interesting to watch, they have many similarities when it comes to campaigning. South Dakotans, while they lean pretty much right, they do elect moderate Democrats to Washington, Huether could easily sell himself that way with no incumbent to run against. Not to mention, he would love Washington. I have often contended that he really doesn’t like Sioux Falls because he has been so persistent to change it into other places like San Antonio.

If I was advising Huether I would recommend he run for congress instead of governor, but hey when you have a bucket list, you have a bucket list. But Noem would cream him.

I will say this though, no matter what he decides, don’t under estimate him, because that is when he bites you in the ass.

Like. OMG! I’m campaigning with my mom in the HOBO Day parade!

Noem’s daughter was apparently so excited to be helping mom out in the parade she was taking selfie’s and sending them to the Hawks campaign. She made this comment on PAThetic’s site;
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I would just like to say that I was in fact not texting during the parade, but taking pictures for my mom. That is why the phone is out.

Yeah, because when I’m taking photos, I always make sure I point the phone at the ground.

 

Schocking!

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A Helpful guide to the SD GOP Scandals

Click HERE ( republican-graphic) to see the entire, enlarged graphic. Then download and email to your friends.

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The many faces of Noem

So every one is upset because Noemless was hamming it up on the GWoC. Who cares, I was actually happy she was wasting time doing tourist crap instead of legislating.

But she seems to like to have her mouth open a lot, bizarre.

First, the ham up everyone is concerned about;

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Then her as ice queen, or rodeo queen, or something;

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Then her scary 4-H picture I saved from her ‘blog’ when she was running for state legislature;

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Oh, and my toon about her when she was running for Congress;

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Yippee-Skippy, Noem likes to take stupid pictures, and this is news. Yawn

While Noem blabbers about helping ranchers in the Farm Bill, she votes to get rid of the congressional disclosure

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Her hypocrisy is almost Thune-Baggish.

Oh Snap! Snooki Noem busted again for being a hypocrite (H/T – Helga)

New analysis finds that 14 members of Congress voted to continue farm subsidies from which they personally benefit while failing to continue nutrition aid for 47 million Americans. These members of

Congress:

· Are each Republicans;

· Have a total net worth of up to $124.5  million;

· Have received a total of at least $7.2 million in

farm subsidies;

· Each previously voted to gut the SNAP

program by giving states large financial incentives to kick families off SNAP.

Rep. Kristi Noem

RepublicanSouth Dakota  At-Large

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $503,751*

Net Worth: -$464,992 to  $674,999

Individuals in Noems home county,  Hamlin County,

receiving SNAP Benefits: 462  (7% of Hamlin Countys

population)

Vote on Southerland Amendment to H.R 1947 to Gut

SNAP: Rep. Noem voted YES on an amendment to gut

the SNAP program by giving subsidies to states that cut

off familiesbenefits.

Vote on H.R. 2642: Rep. Noem voted YES  to provide

farm subsidies for himself while allowing authorization

to expire for nutrition programs including  SNAP.

*Total subsidies do not include any possible federal  payments

Noem Photo Op of the day • Write your own caption

So Dreamy . . .