Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 20, 2014

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 Congresswoman Kristi Noem faced Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson on Tuesday. Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard took on Democrat Susan Wismer and independent Mike Myers today and all four candidates vying for the state's open U.S. Senate made their cases for why voters should them to Washington, DC.

Candidate Corinna Robinson, moderator Jerry Oster, and Congresswoman Kristi Noem at Dakota Fest in Mitchell
Credit Kealey Bultena SDPB

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader and Watertown Public Opinion managing editor Roger Whittle joined Dakota Midday and discussed the debates. Other topics included U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler's new TV ad featuring a news clip from Walter Cronkite, veteran political strategist Steve Jarding joining Democrat Rick Weiland's U.S. Senate campaign, and state Democratic leaders call for lawmakers to question Governor Daugaard, former Governor Mike Rounds and other officials about the EB-5 visa program.