Sutton VS. Huether for governor nomination?


My possible opponent may be good at creating ‘bull’ but I’m good at cleaning it up.

Stormland TV did a story about Mr. Sutton, focusing on the attributes of the state legislator, his disability and his possible run for governor, in which he says;

“You never know,” Sutton said. “You just never know.”

I hope he does run for Governor in 2018. The funny part is when I hear my political friends talk about Sutton, they always say great things, and these are my Republican friends. Trust me, they know he is a player for the Governor’s race and needs to be watched closely.

Bernie Hunhoff also points out another great attribute of Sutton;

 “I think he knows everybody West River,” Hunhoff said. “And obviously, if a Democrat can make some headway West River, he can probably do pretty good in statewide office.”

Something either Mickelson or Huether would struggle with greatly.

So will the Democrats put themselves through another miserable and disappointing primary in 2018 for the governor’s race? More than likely since Daugaard is term limited. The interesting part is to see if the party will divide itself over a Sutton/Huether primary or if they will quietly ask one of them to back down. There is also the factor if Noem decides to run for governor leaving her congressional seat open (I think Huether would run for that seat instead).

But let’s say Sutton & Huether do decide to run against each other in a primary. Besides the fact that Huether will have Sanford & First Premiere in his corner and more money I think a Sutton/Huether matchup will be interesting. Let’s compare the two;

Billie Sutton is an investment consultant banker (handling ‘real’ investments and ‘real’ money for his clients).

Mike Huether calls himself a ‘former banker’ (actually, he was the head salesman for a subprime credit card company, selling debt, not investments).

Billie Sutton is a REAL cowboy and former bronc rider who broke his back and has become disabled from participating in the sport.

Mike Huether ran into a steel fence post while chasing down an out of bounds tennis ball and broke his arm.

Billie Sutton wears a cowboy hat and drives a big truck.

Mike Huether’s hair scares the Hell out of most people, he also drives a truck.

Billie Sutton is a rancher who used to ride broncs.

Mike Huether did a photo op on a bull and collected beer cans as a child.

Billie Sutton and his wife have twins on the way.

Mike Huether has a tennis barn with his name on it.

Billie Sutton is the assistant minority leader of the Democrats in the State Legislature.

Mike Heuther is the chair of the city council meetings and yells at Kermit Staggers quite a bit.

Billie Sutton is a Democrat.

Huether calls himself a Democrat.


At this point, whether Huether decides to run for governor or not, I encourage Sutton to put his hat in the ring.


#1 John on 10.12.15 at 4:14 pm

You can get all the dem votes west of the river and you still can’t win. A Democrat in SD has to win Minnehaha 55% plus to win state wide. We will see how that cowboy thing sells in SF. It didn’t play at the Dems non buffalo Buffalo round up. I don’t remember the exact quote but chair Ann said we need a candidate who isn’t Sioux Falls.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 10.13.15 at 1:43 pm

Whomever (any party) who beats Huether. The worst thing for this state is unconstitutional bankrupt government like Sioux Falls. West River, please help. Vote for Trump or Hilary if you must but send Huether packing.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 10.13.15 at 2:00 pm

I’d like to see Laurie Gill (3rd term mayor of Pierre) run. South Dakota needs a feminine touch. Her profile is online. Her accomplishments are better than Huether and Sutton combined.

#4 Enough of shape places and mmm legacy on 10.13.15 at 2:06 pm

Mmm needs to move to a Hutterite colony pronounce his last name correctly as heater and maybe in s few months we will have forgotten the a clown. Not. Lol