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District 19 Rep. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, meets with constituents Sunday afternoon at Hanson County High School’s gymnasium in Alexandria where he earlier announced his intentions to run for U.S. Senate in 2014. Nelson described himself as the most conservative, but least partisan, legislator in South Dakota, and the only candidate asked to run by many of his constituents. “I do not have aspirations, but I do have a public servant’s heart,” he said. (Candy DenOuden/The Daily Republic)

Senate candidate Nelson wants to ruffle feathers

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By Dirk Lammers


SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Republican State Rep. Stace Nelson wasn't afraid to ruffle feathers during his four years in the state House, often opposing his own party leaders.

The former U.S. Marine now wants to take that determination to Washington to get Congress committed to cutting spending and reining in the federal government.

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