Annette Bosworth

Annette Bosworth

The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned Annette Bosworth's perjury convictions but upheld other charges.

Bosworth ran for U.S. Senate in South Dakota in 2014, and lost in the primary election.

To get on the ballot, she submitted nominating petitions to the Secretary of State with a sworn verification that she had personally circulated them. But a subsequent investigation showed she was in the Philippines at the time the signatures were gathered.

The supreme court found that the state misinterpreted the statute it applied when charging Bosworth with perjury.

Courtesy of Annette Bosworth/SDPB file photo

Two years ago, Annette Bosworth was a candidate for the U.S. Senate. One year ago, she was convicted of perjury. Today, Nov. 8, the South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in her appeal.

While a candidate, Bosworth verified that she circulated nominating petitions, when in fact she was in the Philippines at the time the signatures were collected.

She now claims that her felony conviction goes beyond what her actions merit. But the prosecutor says she lied on official state documents, and her conviction is solid.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 6, 2014

Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader columnist Jonathan Ellis joined this week's conversation about the latest in South Dakota political news. They discussed independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers' suit to replace is running mate on the fall ballot and the withdrawal of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s attorney from her election law violation case. Other topics included new polling numbers and South Dakota’s pulchritudinous congressional delegation.

Dakota Political Junkies Discuss Polls and Primaries

Jun 11, 2014
Rounds For Senate

Former U.S. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth released another Youtube video Tuesday in which she defended herself against 12 felony charges. Meanwhile, she's being followed by a documentary film crew. Also, a new Rasmussen Senate poll released over the weekend showed former Governor Mike Rounds leading Domcrat Rick Weiland 44% to 29%, while former Senator Larry Pressler is at 18% as an independent.

Jason Gant Discusses Bosworth's Petitions

Jun 5, 2014
Rapid City Journal

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant and Argus Leader political reporter David Montgomery joined the program to discuss the charges brought against Dr. Annette Bosworth after the primary elections. Montgomery broke the story on Wednesday's Dakota Midday. The two shared the latest developments as well as their views on overall election turnout.

Annette Bosworth

Dakota Midday's conversations with candidates in the state primary election concluded with Dr. Annette Bosworth, who is one of five Republicans seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson. Bosworth is a Sioux Falls Physician and a graduate of the University of South Dakota Medical School.

Annette Bosworth Bids For The U.S. Senate

May 20, 2014

SDPB has interviewed everyone in the five way U.S. Senate Republican primary.  

We’re giving each candidate a chance to make their case to South Dakota voters.   

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray interviewed Dr. Annette Bosworth, about her plans for office if elected to the U.S. Senate.

You can hear more from Dr. Boswoth here.

You can find interviews with other candidates in this race on our Election 2014 page.

An Interview With Annette Bosworth

May 9, 2014

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all the U.S. Senate Candidates leading up to the June Primaries and November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being featured on SDPB Radio prior to the Republican Primary.  Here is the full interview.