Dakota Midday: Post Election Analyisis

Nov 5, 2014

Around 54 percent of South Dakota's eligible voters went to the polls yesterday for the midterm elections. In the most closely watched race, former Republican Governor Mike Rounds won his bid to become South Dakota’s next U.S. Senator. He replaces retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Rounds’ win last night helped Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate.

Former Governor Mike Rounds gives his victory speech on Tuesday Night at the District in Sioux Falls, SD.
Credit Nate Wek SDPB

Republican Kristi Noem won a third term as the state’s lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Governor Dennis Daugaard was re-elected as part of a Republican sweep of all statewide offices.

David Montgomery, political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Emily Wanless, political science professor at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, joined Dakota Midday and shared their thoughts on the election results.