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Poems, but few ads -- Pressler seeks Senate return
PIERRE (AP) — For the homestretch of a suddenly competitive four-way Senate race here — one that could tip control of the Senate — former Sen. Larry Pressler is bringing in the best surrogate he can imagine: a 78-year-old retired FBI agent. Democrats have dropped about...
October 22, 2014 - 9:59pm
October 20, 2014
US Senate hopefuls disagree on Congress reforms
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The four candidates for South Dakota's opens U.S. Senate seat have strongly criticized the way that Congress operates. But their views on how to change it vary widely.
October 20, 2014 - 2:09pm
October 16, 2014
EB-5 immigration investment scandal might derail GOP's Senate hopes
By Sean Sullivan The battle for the Senate majority could wind up turning on a complex immigration investment scandal that sounds like the plot of a Coen Brothers film. The labyrinthine subplots involve a suicide (and doubts about whether it really was a suicide), secret business...
October 16, 2014 - 4:45pm
October 13, 2014
SD US Senate hopefuls present platforms at forum
By Regina Garcia Cano SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Four candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson discussed the quality of life in Indian country, immigration policy and Washington's partisan gridlock during a private forum Monday. The question-and-answer...
October 13, 2014 - 11:07pm
October 12, 2014
Republicans to spend $1M on ads in South Dakota
By Kevin Burbach and Phil Elliott PIERRE (AP) — The National Republican Senatorial Committee plans to reserve $1 million worth of television advertising time in South Dakota, a spokeswoman for the committee said Saturday, days after national Democrats announced the same. The...
October 12, 2014 - 10:50pm
MERCER: Accidents do happen, even for US Senate
PIERRE -- Former Gov. Mike Rounds was on the ropes. Then a bunch of national Democrats came pounding into South Dakota this past week. They...
October 12, 2014 - 12:41pm
October 2, 2014
Great McGovern Forum: US Senate hopefuls urge political interest
Three of South Dakota's four candidates for U.S. Senate met Tuesday night in Mitchell and talked about the importance of being involved in the...
October 2, 2014 - 8:00am
September 29, 2014
Pressler making gains in polls
New polling data from Monday's Nielson Brothers Polling/Northern Plains News poll shows former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler making substantial gains on Republican front-runner Mike Rounds and Democrat Rick Weiland. "Our message of ending the poisonous partisan gridlock in Washington...
September 29, 2014 - 5:04pm
September 28, 2014
Rounds holds lead in Senate race
Internal polling provided by the Rounds for Senate campaign says former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds maintains an 18-point lead over his closest challenger. The Rounds campaign did not provide Northern Plains News with actual poll numbers or cross tabulations but a summary of the...
September 28, 2014 - 10:30pm
September 16, 2014
Pressler says Congress should vote on ISIS air strikes
Former Sen. Larry Pressler said Congress has a duty under the War Powers Act to vote on air strikes of the terrorist group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). However, the three-term Republican senator said he doubts such a vote will be taken. Pressler, running as an independent...
September 16, 2014 - 6:47am
September 15, 2014
MERCER: Is a return for Pressler in the cards?
PIERRE -- Democratic candidate Rick Weiland had the perfect chance to prevent Republican Mike Rounds from being elected as South Dakota's next U.S. senator. Weiland needed only to write a letter to the secretary of state and declare he was withdrawing before the Aug. 5 deadline. Instead...
September 15, 2014 - 6:30am
August 30, 2014
LETTER: Choose Senate candidate carefully
To the Editor: Our upcoming Senate race offers a very unusual set of options. Larry Pressler, a two-term ex-senator, has had his day in the sun, and since he was elected out of office by the people of South Dakota, he offers no major advantage for our current spending and scandal...
August 30, 2014 - 8:40pm
August 29, 2014
Pressler honors One Feather at South Dakota funeral
PINE RIDGE (AP) — Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler has joined mourners in South Dakota to honor legendary Oglala Sioux leader and former tribal president Gerald One Feather, 76, who died last week. One Feather’s widow presented Pressler with a tribal star...
August 29, 2014 - 3:12pm
August 26, 2014
TODD EPP: Restaging of Benda's death was inappropriate
Call me skeptical. I, too, think the explanation that Richard Benda, one of the key players in the ongoing EB-5 saga here in South Dakota,...
August 26, 2014 - 12:17pm
August 22, 2014
By the numbers: Total Twitter followers for major election candidates
The following is a list showing the total number of Twitter followers for each of the candidates in the major races to be decided in the upcoming November election. U.S. House of Representatives Kristi Noem (11,124 Corinna Robinson (441 U.S. Senate Rick Weiland (3,744 Mike Rounds...
August 22, 2014 - 8:39pm