Since announcing his campaign for U.S. Senate last year, Democrat Rick Weiland has visited every town in South Dakota. He says government is not the problem, but a government controlled by what he calls “big money and special interests.” Weiland is a Sioux Falls businessman who worked for Senator Tom Daschle. He also served as regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was state director for the AARP.
During a Dakota Midday interview, Weiland explained why he thinks big money has taken over government and how he plans to fix the problem.
Weiland is one of four candidates seeking the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Tim Johnson. He faces Republican Mike Rounds and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie on November 4th.