South Dakota is known as a stronghold for the Republican Party. But Democrats have waged effective challenges to the GOP, perhaps most notably in the early 1970s.
Jon Lauck joins Dakota Midday to discuss his article in “South Dakota History,” the journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society. The article is called “It disappeared as quickly as it came: The Democratic Surge and the Republican Comeback in South Dakota Politics, 1970-1980.”
Jon Lauck is associate editor and book review editor of Middle West Review and president of the Midwestern History Association.