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SDPB Radio Election Coverage

U.S. Senate Candidate Gordon Howie

In the four-way race to fill the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson, Gordon Howie describes himself as the “true conservative.” The former Republican state legislator ...

Poli Sci Prof Examines EB-5 In Election

One political scientist says election activity revs up after Labor Day. An increasing number of press conferences, debates, news releases and campaign stops prove his point. As more stories make th...

GOP and Dems Differ On EB-5 Significance

A release from the South Dakota Democratic Party cites new documents in the EB-5 scandal, but the leader of the party admits the EB-5 court paperwork has been public.

Executive Director Zach Crago s...

Former Senate Hopeful Arrested

A former US Senate hopeful already charged with election law violations is in custody. Authorities say they arrested Clayton Walker of Black Hawk Wednesday, and he’s being held until an initial arr...

Senate, Gov Candidates Talk Energy

Candidates in two high-profile South Dakota elections are meeting this summer to debate issues important to voters. Friday the South Dakota Farmers Union hosted the most recent discussions among ca...

Dakota Political Junkies

Labor Day is often considered the unofficial start to the general election season. But in South Dakota the season got underway two weeks ago with debates at Dakotafest in Mitchell followed by State...

Dakota Political Junkies

Veteran South Dakota journalist and KELO-TV Rapid City Reporter Kevin Woster and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reporter David Montgomery joined Dakota Midday for a discussion of the latest in state poli...

Dakotafest Debates Open Campaign Season

The general election campaign season kicked off this week with debates at the Dakotafest ag show in Mitchell. On Wednesday Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard faced his challengers Democrat Susan W...

Candidates For Gov, Senate Question EB-5

Political hopefuls in two major races are questioning fellow candidates about their involvement with the EB-5 program. Dakota Fest in Mitchell is host to both a gubernatorial debate and a US Senate...

Dakota Political Junkies

South Dakota's campaign season made its unofficial start this week with the first general election debates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor at the DakotaFest ag show in Mitchell.Republican ...

US House Candidates Debate In Mitchell

During their first debate, candidates for South Dakota’s only seat in the US House of Representatives clash over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Affordable Care Act. They answer audie...

Dakota Political Junkies

Mitchell Daily Republic web editor Denise Ross and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader political reporter David Montgomery joined this week's conversation about the latest news in South Dakota politics. They ...

Dakota Political Junkies

Kevin Woster, KELO-TV Rapid City bureau reporter, and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion joined the Dakota Political Junkies this week.

Senate Candidates Address Outside Ads

A candidate for South Dakota’s open US Senate seat says he wants everyone in the race to help prevent outside money from influencing the campaign. Democratic candidate Rick Weiland says the public ...

Dakota Political Junkies

Just when it seemed like the 2014 campaign season was calming down a bit, things have gotten interesting again. On Tuesday independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers held a press conference ann...

Ind. Candidate Hits Ballot Change Snag

South Dakota’s Independent candidate for governor has announced a new running mate.  Mike Myers says registered Republican Lora Hubbel is his pick for the Lieutenant Governor spot.

Hubbel ran i...

Independent Mike Myers Makes Health Care Reform Focus of Gubernatorial Campaign

Mike Myers taught health care law and health care administration at the University of South Dakota for 23 years. He also hosted the “Elder Law Forum” radio show for more than a decade and provided ...

An Interview with Gordon Howie U.S. Senate Candidate

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all U.S. Senate candidates leading up to the November election.    Here is a full interview with Gordon Howie.

Wismer Wins Dem. Nomination For Gov.

Representative Susan Wismer is the Democratic nominee for the general election in South Dakota. The Associated Press called the race at about 9:15 p.m. central Tuesday night.

Wismer faced fellow Dem...

Rounds Wins Primary In US Senate Race

Less than 40 minutes after the last polls closed in South Dakota, the Associated Press names former governor Mike Rounds the winner of the Republican primary in the race for US Senate.

Rounds was wi...

Daugaard Declared Republican Primary Winner

Results from South Dakota's primary elections rolled in through the SD Secretary of State's office.

The Associated Press has declared Governor Dennis Daugaard the winner in the Republican nomination...

Democrats Running For SD Governor

Two South Dakota Democrats say they have what it takes to win a general election in a red state and lead South Dakota as governor, but voters choose just one of them in Tuesday's primary election. ...

Republicans Who Want To Be Governor

South Dakota's primary elections happen Tuesday, and both Republicans and Democrats must decide which candidate they want to represent them in the general election for Governor of South Dakota. Bel...

Candidate Spotlight: Susan Wismer

In Tuesday's primary, voters decide which candidates advance to the November election. One of those contests is Democratic nomination for Governor of South Dakota. One state lawmaker says she’s the...

Interview With U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth

Dakota Midday's conversations with candidates in the state primary election concluded with Dr. Annette Bosworth, who is one of five Republicans seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Jo...

Candidate Spotlight: Joe Lowe

With less than one week before South Dakotans vote in primary elections, candidates are giving final pitches. Two Democrats face off for the gubernatorial nomination to take on the Republican candi...

Forum Planned In US Senate Race

Days before the primary election, a Republican candidate for South Dakota’s open US Senate seat says she’s arranging her own candidate forum.

Annette Bosworth says she has purchased ad time on telev...

Dakota Political Junkies

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion discussed the final days before South Dakota's primary election and what th...

An Interview With Larry Pressler

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all U.S. Senate candidates leading up to the November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being included in a news feature.  H...

An Interview With Rick Weiland

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all U.S. Senate candidates leading up to the November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being included in a news feature.  H...

SDPB Broadcast Debates & Candidate Forums

Later in this year's campaign season, SDPB will feature Meet the Candidates, giving those running for state House and Senate a chance to address voters, as well as presenting debates for major races.

South Dakota Attorney General's Ballot Explanations for the November 2014 General Election
 

1. Initiated Measure 17 seeking to require health insurers to include all willing and qualified health providers on their provider lists; 
2. Initiated Measure 18 seeking to increase the state minimum wage; and
3. Constitutional Amendment Q seeking to authorize the Legislature to allow roulette, keno and craps in Deadwood.

To view the ballot explanations please click on the link below:

http://atg.sd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Rp1NrwOnueg%3d&tabid=442