STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER The 10 most interesting politicians in SD are ...
A poster to this blog offered a take on the 10 most interesting politicians in South Dakota and it was a good list, filled with fascinating vote-seekers. The challenge was to offer your take.
Here's ... Posted on 9/30/12 at 3:39 PM
In the 2011 session of the state Legislature, lawmakers cut the salaries of the veterans service offices by 10 percent. This year almost everyone got a pay increase except for the veterans service offices.
Talk to anyone these days and most people are concerned with the direction our state and country are going. People always say: If we could only get good people into an elected office who will deal with the problems at hand instead of feathering their own political nests.
Like most South Dakotans, I want a lot in a candidate for the House. I want someone who understands that our state, like our nation, is a representative republic, not a democracy; and that the role of government is to guard, not grant, the individual rights of its citizens.
There’s the Main Street side of the party, pro-business, pro-growth and pro-government. Then there are the tea party Republicans, the folks who believe the other Republicans are in league with the devil and Democrats, and aren’t sure which is worse.
State Rep. Stace Nelson, RFulton, officially announced his Republican candidacy Monday for a House seat in District 19. The district includes part of Bon Homme, along with Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties.
How about those spectacular stories recently about the “retired Marine” and modern day Rambo-Hulk Republican representative rappelling down the walls in the Capitol rotunda and running through the halls chewing out and threatening pasty-faced, slick-haired politicians for insults uttered to the vengeful behemoth during debates.
To see how powerful the truth is, one only needs to observe the petty actions of South Dakota House Speaker Val Rausch in response to questions about his behavior raised by Rep. Stace Nelson, of Fulton.
Nelson, R-Fulton, and Lance Russell, R-Hot Springs, have been kicked out of the daily closed-door House Republican caucus meetings, and Nelson was moved to a new seat on the House floor. The House speaker says he was verbally abusive to another legislator.
The producers of a documentary film on rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military confirmed that retired NCIS investigator and current state Rep. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, was consulted as an expert on rape and sexual assault investigations for their Sundance Film Festival submission.
It was with great disappointment I read of state Rep. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, being removed from his state Agriculture Committee post (a committee position Rep. Nelson served honorably on for the past year) by Speaker of the South Dakota House Val Rausch.
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