Jay Williams


SDPB's Kealey Bultena covered South Dakota Democratic Party headquarters Tuesday night. She joined Dakota Midday to share what Democratic candidates had to say after the vote was in.

You can hear Paula Hawks' speech in its entirety at this link. 
For more details from Jay Williams, click here. 


South Dakotans have re-elected United States Senator John Thune over Democratic challenger Jay Williams. He acknowledges that the nation is fractured. Thune says he’s making a commitment to all of his constituents.

Jay Williams Addresses Supporters

Nov 8, 2016
Nate Wek

U.S. Senate candidate Jay Williams addressed his supporters at Democratic Party headquarters in Sioux Falls Tuesday night. Williams listed items that he hopes Senator John Thune will work on during his third term as a Senator in Washington, D.C.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting met up with Jay Williams after his speech on Tuesday night in Sioux Falls.

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.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Roger Whittle discuss South Dakota's U.S. House and Senate races including Democratic House candidate Paula Hawks' announcement that she was sexually assaulted while attending college. Democratic candidates Hawks and Jay Williams trail Republican Incumbents Kristi Noem and John Thune in fundraising by large sums.

The Political Junkies also discussed problems with the Affordable Care Act. Recently, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said, "The Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable."

Thune and Williams Face Off In SDPB Television Forum

Oct 13, 2016

U.S. Senate hopeful Democrat Jay Williams and incumbent Republican Senator John Thune met on SDPB TV to discuss various issues impacting the country.

During the Forum , the candidates discussed the economy, ISIS, and social security.

Republican US Senator John Thune and Democratic candidate Jay Williams faced off for the first time in the 2016 election season last night.

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Two U.S. Senate candidates in South Dakota are calling for reforms to the state’s EB-5 program.

The program allows foreign investors who invest at least half a million dollars in businesses in the states to get fast tracked for an American visa.   

It’s hard to find many issues opposing candidates for U.S. Senate agree on, but both Senator John Thune and democratic candidate Jay Williams say the Federal EB-5 program needs reform.

Dakota Midday: Jay Williams's Congressional Campaign

May 16, 2016

Jay Williams is campaigning against Senator John Thune in this year’s Congressional election. He joins Dakota Midday to discuss his campaign platform, inspiration gleaned from the South Dakota visit of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and his goals in the David & Goliath race against Senator Thune. 

Dakota Midday: Dakota Political Junkies On Sanders

May 11, 2016

South Dakotans are about to feel the Bern. Bernie Sanders is heading to the state to continue his pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination. The Dakota Political Junkies talk about Sanders, superdelegates, Jay Williams, and the TMZ ambush of Senator John Thune.

The Dakota Political Junkies are a panel comprised of top political reporters in the state. This week we are joined by Denise Ross (editor with the Black Hills Knowledge Network and South Dakota Dashboard) and Seth Tupper (enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal).