STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Another big GOP night
We don't have access to any exit polls here at South Dakota's favorite newspaper, even if they exist.
But here's a projection: This will be another good night for the South Dakota Republican Party. I... Posted on 11/6/12 at 6:01 PM
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Chris Nelson has been elected to a new term on the panel that regulates grain warehouses and natural gas, electric and telephone utilities in the state.
PUC Commissioners Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen have fought hard for South Dakota families and consumers, standing up to corporate utility providers and federal regulators in order to keep household utility costs affordable.
PIERRE — Two top members of Secretary of State Chris Nelson’s staff won’t be staying when his successor takes office in January.
Deputy Secretary Teresa Bray and state Elections Supervisor Kea Warne said Wednesday they have informed Secretary of State-elect Jason Gant about their plans to leave.
PIERRE — When Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard needed to find a successor to Dusty Johnson on the state Public Utilities Commission, so that Johnson could become chief of staff in his new administration, Secretary of State Chris Nelson turned out to be the right man in the right place.
PIERRE -- In selecting Secretary of State Chris Nelson to replace Dusty Johnson on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard chose a twice-elected public official with proven management and decision skills.
Ben Nesselhuf said he’s more than just a man driving the bright red “Benmobile.”
Nesselhuf, 34, is the Democratic candidate for South Dakota secretary of state. He made campaign appearances in Mitchell Wednesday, including a stop at The Daily Republic.
Voters in four area counties will decide sheriff’s races this fall that feature a candidate from outside their county.
Ray Westendorf, a Charles Mix County sheriff who did not seek re-election, filed as an independent candidate in Sanborn County to run against 20-year sheriff Tom Fridley in November.
PIERRE — Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., and the three Republicans seeking their party’s nomination to run against her all agree federal spending should be cut, but they have different ideas on how to bring the budget under control.
The three Republicans have focused much of their campaigns on criticizing President Obama and Congress for driving up the national debt. Secretary of State Chris Nelson, state Rep. Blake Curd of Sioux Falls and state Rep. Kristi Noem of Castlewood face each other in the June 8 primary, with the winner to square off against Herseth Sandlin in the fall election for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House.
PIERRE — The three candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House agreed on most issues during a televised forum Wednesday night, but they disagreed on who has the best chance of forcing changes in national policies.
PIERRE — Secretary of State Chris Nelson isn’t bothered that his two opponents in South Dakota’s Republican congressional primary will likely far outspend him. After all, he considers himself a fiscal conservative.
But state Reps. Kristi Noem of Castlewood and Blake Curd of Sioux Falls said they have to raise and spend money to let voters know where they stand on issues. They also believe their fewer years in public office will help them among voters.
U.S. House candidate Chris Nelson earlier this week dismissed “birther” statements attributed to him and said he believes Barack Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen and the legitimately elected president of the United States.
So does Eleanor Nordyke — and according to her, she should know.
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