Gary Johnson

Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal) and Dana Ferguson (Argus Leader Media) join Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the top political headlines in the state. This week we discuss recent polling data, the logic behind the ban on ballot selfies, and the resonance of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as he campaigns in South Dakota.

Libertarian Party

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is visiting South Dakota this week.  Johnson served as the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.   Today, Johnson says Libertarians are a viable alternative between the two major party candidates for president.

Johnson is speaking on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 PM at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.   His running mate, former Massachusetts Republican Governor Bill Weld campaigned in the state last week.

Johnson sat down with SDPB’s Lori Walsh for this interview. 

Libertarian Candidates Campaign In South Dakota

Oct 23, 2016
Contributed photo / johnsonweld.com

Libertarian Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are campaigning in South Dakota.

The former Massachusetts Republican governor Bill Weld says he and Johnson are a viable alternative to the two major party candidates for president.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson spent a few years in Aberdeen South Dakota during his childhood. Bill Weld says that kind of local connection is part of why he and Johnson are campaigning in the state.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Political parties court different demographics, and one crucial group of voters includes young people. Many have the chance to vote in their first presidential election this year. College students studying media at the University of Sioux Falls are watching the presidential race, and they’re learning to balance their journalism training with their Constitutional rights.