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LETTER: Standing up for what I believe

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To the Editor:

This is a personal response to Bernadine Antonsen's letter to you published on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

I am the woman you named in the second paragraph of your letter to the editor. You have never met me. You know nothing about me or my beliefs. So your statement that I'm a long-time Democrat would be ... what ... misleading? I find it insulting that you would mislead people into thinking that I would sit in front of a camera and lie about who I am.

I'd like to set the record straight for you and anyone else you may have misled. I have been a registered Republican since I turned 18, which was in 1972. I am married to a Democrat, Tom Glover, and he did serve as a state representative, not a senator.

So we do have a mixed-marriage — and often some great political debates although I'm not sure what any of that has to do with the commercial. My parents, conservative Republicans, raised me to think for myself and stand up for what I believe. But more importantly, they raised me to be a proud American. I have the freedom to vote for whomever I choose.

I will vote for Billie Sutton, not because he's a Republican or Democrat, but because he is what we need in Pierre: a new voice and an honest, hard-working person who will do what is right for South Dakota, not just follow party lines. I was not being misleading on the commercial, Ms. Antonsen, I was being honest.

Peggy Glover