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June 22, 2014
Rhoden endorses Rounds for Senate
RAPID CITY (AP) — In a surprise move, former U.S. Senate candidate Larry Rhoden endorsed Mike Rounds, his former and victorious primary rival, at the South Dakota Republican Party’s convention Friday in Rapid City. In a news release from the party, Rhoden, a state senator...
June 22, 2014 - 9:51pm
June 4, 2014
Rounds looks to unite GOP for US Senate race
By Dirk Lammers and Regina Garcia Cano SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Fresh from a decisive Republican primary victory, former Gov. Mike Rounds now must work to unite the fractious GOP behind him as he embarks on a four-way general election race for South Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat. Rounds...
June 4, 2014 - 5:37pm
June 2, 2014
LETTER: Rhoden best choice for Christian voters
To the Editor: U.S. Senate candidate Stace Nelson has done South Dakotans a great service this year by pointing out the big-government-authoritarian tendencies of Mike Rounds, and especially by drawing attention to the corruption in the Rounds economic development office when...
June 2, 2014 - 3:36pm
Candidates make final push ahead of primary
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former governor, two state lawmakers and two political newcomers are making their final pitches to South Dakota voters as they vie for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Former Gov. Mike Rounds, state...
June 2, 2014 - 8:21am
May 31, 2014
LETTER: Send scandal-free guy to Senate
To the Editor: Help send a scandal-free man to the U.S. Senate. Duct tape a Rhoden sign to the tailgate of your pickup.
May 31, 2014 - 10:45am
LETTER: Rhoden's character incorruptible
To the Editor: Tuesday is a big day for Republicans in South Dakota. Registered voters will chose one candidate from a field of five, who will be the standard bearer for the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate election in November. It is a decision of great importance, for once...
May 31, 2014 - 10:42am
May 22, 2014
Rhoden touts long record of public service
Editor's note: This is the fourth installment of a series of five profiles on the candidates running in the June 3 primary for South Dakota's Republican U.S. Senate nomination. For Meade County rancher Larry Rhoden, his bid to become South Dakota's next U.S. Senator is a logical...
May 22, 2014 - 4:27pm
May 16, 2014
LETTER: Rhoden foremost conservative GOP candidate
To the Editor: I have known Larry Rhoden all his life. He is a dedicated husband and father to his four sons, who range in age from 16 to 28. He is a thoughtful neighbor and a willing worker in his community, as well as the state of South Dakota. I have no doubt that he would take...
May 16, 2014 - 8:37pm
GOP Senate candidates meet in public TV debate
VERMILLION (AP) — Five Republicans running for U.S. Senate sparred over health care, the budget deficit and Mike Rounds' record as governor in a televised debate Thursday. The debate, which was broadcast on South Dakota Public Broadcasting, was the second meeting for Rounds,...
May 16, 2014 - 6:53am
May 3, 2014
LETTER: Don’t send message to D.C., send Rhoden
To the Editor: Conservative Republicans, are you mad about the arrogance, lawlessness and dishonesty in our national government? Are you ready to send a message to Washington in the U.S. Senate race? Well, don’t. You’re kidding yourself if you think anybody in Washington...
May 3, 2014 - 8:37am
April 21, 2014
Early start by Rounds puts other hopefuls behind
PIERRE -- Early absentee voting began Friday in South Dakota's party primary elections. Is victory inevitable for Mike Rounds in the contest for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination? With five candidates -- Stace Nelson, Larry Rhoden, Annette Bosworth and Jason Ravnsborg are the...
April 21, 2014 - 7:25am
April 16, 2014
Rhoden raises just under $16K during quarter
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Larry Rhoden raised just shy of $16,000 during the first three months of 2014. Rhoden's latest Federal Election Commission filing shows a little more than $78,000 in his campaign coffers at the end of the quarter, offset by...
April 16, 2014 - 9:42pm
April 13, 2014
Republicans stake out identities at debate
When the five Republicans hoping to be South Dakota's next U.S.
April 13, 2014 - 9:58pm
April 11, 2014
GOP candidates: Northern Beef/EB-5 will be campaign issue
The finances and bankruptcy of Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen will be an issue in South Dakota's crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary, the...
April 11, 2014 - 5:46pm
February 23, 2014
MERCER: Not all candidates misuse Legislature for their campaigns
PIERRE —- Four members of the Legislature are seeking statewide office this year. With three weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, a good question has come up: Are any of them using it as a soapbox? We can look at the statistics first. Two of the five candidates for the...
February 23, 2014 - 5:50pm