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In their own words: Changing a nomination process

Senator David Johnson is one of the prime sponsors of SB 40.

This segment originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

There's a set process for earning certain statewide offices in South Dakota. To become Secretary of State or Attorney General, you first must be nominated as a candidate at your party's state convention.

Senate Bill 40 would change that step. Instead of being chosen by delegates at conventions, candidates would be chosen by the primary ballot.

Listen to legislators debate the issue in the Senate.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.