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Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 10, 2018 Show 375 Hr 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Tom Holmes. He is a Republican out of District 14 and is running for state representative.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 10, 2018 Show 375 Hr 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Jack Kolbeck, a Republican out of District 13 that is running for state senator.

In The Moment ... July 3, 2018 Show 371 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment.

Today we welcome Joel Koskan, Republican candidate for the State Senate in District 26.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 2

This week's Dakota Political Junkies features Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal. We talk about the 2018 gubernatorial primary options, the power of Pennington County Republicans, and whether or not a Sioux Falls mayor has the chance at statewide office.

In The Moment ... January 25 2017 Show 016 Hour 2

Guests:Denise Ross & Roger Whittle, Dakota political junkies; National Weather Service; Sandye Kading, Republican national committeewoman for South Dakota; SDPB's Steve Zwemke, talks about Moment In Sound

SDPB

United States Congresswoman Kristi Noem is on her way back to Washington. Voters supported her bid for re-election to the state’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Noem says the vote reveals the principles South Dakotans want in a leader. She says Republicans tend to want more limited government, and Democrats prefer government to play a bigger role.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The 42nd president was back on the campaign trail in South Dakota Friday – this time not for his own political race but for his wife. Former US President Bill Clinton spent time in Sioux Falls stumping for democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Pop music pumped through the speakers in Sioux Falls as people who waited in line excitedly filed into a space draped with stars and stripes, including massive flags. More than an hour and a half later, former president Bill Clinton took the stage.

State lawmakers working on policies to increase teacher pay are weighing accountability and local control. The two concepts clash as legislators look at a plan to raise the sales tax for teacher salary increases – even among Republicans who control both chambers of South Dakota’s legislature.

A poll commissioned by Governor Dennis Daugaard indicates at least 71 percent of likely voters approve of his plan to raise the sales tax one half-cent to increase teacher salaries.

South Dakota Speaker of the House Dean Wink and Democratic Senator Billie Sutton visited with guest host Cara Hetland ahead of Governor Dennis Daugaard's annual budget address to discuss legislative priorities for the 2016 session.

Governor Daugaard's Re-Election Bid

May 27, 2014

Governor Dennis Daugaard is seeking a second term.  He'll face fellow Republican Lora Hubbel in South Dakota's June 3 primary election.  The governor faced critical issues early in his first term including the Missouri River flood and a state budget on which Daugaard and the state legislature tightened the belt, eliminating a $127-million structural deficit.  He continues to emphasize job creation, sound fiscal management and efficient government operation.  The governor spoke with SDPB news producer Kealey Bultena last week.

Jason Ravnsborg For Senate

Apr 1, 2014

First-time candidate Jason Ravnsborg wants to be known as a statesman and not a politician.  In his December campaign announcement, Ravnsborg said he was answering the call from the citizens of South Dakota to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tim Johnson.  Ravnsborg, a Yankton lawyer and a Major in the U.S.

Ben Nesselhuf Leaving SD Democratic Party

Jul 3, 2013

Ben Nesselhuf, outgoing Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party, resigned the position yesterday to become the campaign manager for Jim Mowrer who is running for the United States House of Representatives in Iowa's 4th District, a seat currently held by Republican Steve King. Nesselhuf talks about his time in office and the future of the Democratic Party in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 12, 2012

Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about charges against Daniel Willard for robocalls that broke state election law, Senator John Thune's possible ascension as the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Tim Johnson's plans for 2014 and the 2013 legislative session in Pierre.

Dakota Political Junkies and Representative Noem

Nov 7, 2012

Dakota Political Junkies Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader provide analysis of last night's election in South Dakota.  Representative Kristi Noem also visits with Karl Gehrke in today's first segment about her re-election to a second term in the U.S. House.