Behind the scenes of the recent primary election was a fight over South Dakota’s Republican party.
Two people, a current and former lawmaker targeted a dozen primary races. Their goal – to defeat what some call an ultra-conservative group of Republican candidates.
The stakes are high. The new lawmakers will shape the state legislature for the next decade.
State Senator Lee Schoenbeck has been around state politics for more than 40 years.
The Republican has been in and out of the state house in Pierre since 1995.