After running for Governor twice, Lora Hubbel is still incapable of typing www.southdakotagop.com

I’m hearing that Lora Hubbel is not a happy tin-foil wearing candidate today, as per Facebook:

So…Her complaint is that apparently the State GOP Chairman did not contact her and personally send her a list of all the Republican Dinners in the state? Really?

Apparently she’s running for snowflake-in-chief instead of Governor. The problem with Lora’s latest attempt to be a professional victim? It’s a bucket that just doesn’t hold the nonsense she’s trying to fill it with.

The State Republican Party has NEVER sent information out to candidates about when the Republican dinners are. The South Dakota Republican Party maintains a calendar – which can pretty easily be found on the Internet herebut they don’t call candidates up to see if they’re attending.  Maybe that’s how Hubbel ran the Constitution party when she was chair of the opposing party last year, but they didn’t have so many people to worry about.

In South Dakota at least, Republicans are responsible for themselves.

Just like when Lora ran for Governor as a Republican in 2014, the same is true in 2018. Each candidate is responsible for their own schedule. (In addition, each county party is responsible unto themselves for how they choose to run their annual fundraising event, and each county schedules them individually.)

If Hubbel has a complaint of somehow being uninformed and apparently incapable of typing www.southdakotagop.com, that would seem to be on her for being an unorganized candidate.  Especially considering this is her second time around at the rodeo running for Governor.

But then again, that might explain a lot.

Update: At least Terry LaFleur isn’t claiming a conspiracy and trying to portray himself as a victim when faced with the same situation:

102 Replies to “After running for Governor twice, Lora Hubbel is still incapable of typing www.southdakotagop.com”

          1. Tara Volesky

            Gosh Pat get with the program…… For the record, I did not call, and I am no longer an Independent. Got it? Who cares anyway.

    1. Tara Volesky

      She knew there was a dinner in Huron. She just heard rumors they were not going to let her speak, so she followed up with a phone call and was told she was not on the list so she couldn’t speak. Get your facts straight. No way would she play the victim card. This is what happened. Call your party chair and have him explain what really went down. The party insiders of lies and excuses. Are there any party chairs that are going to buck the insiders and do the right thing?

      1. Pat Powers Post author

        Tara, get YOUR facts straight.

        Lora has always played the victim. She did in 2014, she did it in 2016, and she’s doing so this year.

        1. Tara Volesky

          My facts are straight Pat. Now call the party chair and get the truth. Don’t believe me, put him on record. Hubbel a victim….lol, you wish.

      2. Remy Danton

        This is a lie, we went to Huron. Her name came up and the local party leaders specifically said if Lefluer or Hubbel showed up they would get the same time as all other gubernatorial candidates. Start showing up you don’t need to call the local parties ahead of time.

        1. Tara Volesky

          Who is the person that told you that so I can call them. Well I know for a fact that they made excuses like we don’t have any spots left for the Republican luncheons. Now you really got me curious. We will get to the truth. Thanks.

        2. Tara Volesky

          All you have to do Remy is have the person comment on here, better yet, lets here the Beadle County chairman’s story. He would know, he talked to Lora’s scheduler. Let’s get the facts out there and see who is lying. Right? It’s either Lora lying or the Republican Party chair. Pretty simple to solve. My bet is on Hubbel.

  1. Anonymous

    Tara when Lora loses the state Republican nomination for Governor will you and she continue in the race as Independents, Constitution or Nelsonian Party then?

    1. Anonymous

      Nelsonian party…that is an idea!

      but no one but a certain broken down marine would be pure enough to join.

  2. Anonymous

    I can’t beleive that the GOP Chairman didn’t personally invite the woman that attacks him on a daily basis. Baffling!

      1. Jon

        So, it’s ok for Lora to flip flop around in different parties when she’s ignored by just about everyone in her current party, but if anyone else switches parties, they’re a fake?

        1. Anonymous

          Let’s give Jon an AMEN!

          AMEN!!

          Just like Stace…I am a TRUE REPUBLICAN, but if you don’t nominate me for the Senate I will support the Independent challenger against you…I think he must have missed the class in the Marines on Loyalty also

        2. @SoDakCampaigns

          I think changing once nearly two decades ago is far different than Lora being Republican, then running as an Indy, then being chair of the constitution party, then back to Republican… all since 2014. Save the conspiracy theories.

        3. Tara Volesky

          My point is, I believe someone in the party is trying to silence Lora Hubbel. Someone kept her from speaking and I want to know who. Speak up Aaron…..what really happened Aaron. Just tell the truth.

          1. Jon

            For once, I agree with you, Tara. Pretty much everyone in the party wishes she’d shut up. Of course, so does everyone else.

      2. Anne Beal

        Tara, are you now admitting that Lederman WAS registered as a Democrat in Iowa, but did not “maintain” a voter registration there? Because the only way to maintain a voter registration is by voting, and that would be fraud. But you used the past tense and said “was registered.”
        Your lie detector tests must be interesting.

        1. Tara Volesky

          I don’t know that much about Lederman. I wouldn’t take a lie detectors test because I don’t have all the facts, but I am sure the truth will come out. The case with Revnsbourg, I would. The Lederman thing probably backfired because of Hubbel. I really don’t have all the facts.

          1. Anonymous

            Tara: “I don’t have all the facts”

            Problem is, what fact she does have is crazy talk from Lora Hubbel.

            1. Tara Volesky

              Her facts are more on the issues that affect people’s lives and pocketbooks. I would like to know who is behind this petty behavior. I thought the party is for free speech. Just because you don’t like her doesn’t mean you shouldn’t let her speak. What are you afraid of. It doesn’t shine well on the party. I am just looking in from the outside. I think most voters would agree to let her speak. I would say that about anybody. It’s just the right thing to do.

        2. Tara Volesky

          I am more interested in who was the person that did not allow Lora to speak at the Beadle County Lincoln day dinner in Huron.

  3. Tara Volesky

    The Beadle County Chair Aaron Pilcher told Lora’s campaign that she could not talk because she was not on the list? What’s up with that? Not on list? What kind of excuse is that?She is an announced candidate for Governor who wanted to speak in Huron. So explain that. Sputnik and Russia Today are more open to freedom of speech than the Republican Brotherhood. More voices, more choices. Let the voters pick their choice, not the handful of elites.

      1. Tara Volesky

        Lora was a County Chair. Lora informed everybody. Very efficient. Another excuse….pass the buck. I even talked to Aaron….what a run-around. Very unprofessional and disrespectful. Just admit it, you guys are trying to silence her. It is so obvious.

        1. @SoDakCampaigns

          You’re citing Lora as being a County Chair? Minnehaha is still working on undoing the damage she did.

          Why are you trying to portray Lora as a victim? Or is she trying to add that to the job description of Governor?

          1. Tara Volesky

            All you guys do is tear people down that don’t fit your agenda’s and make excuses. It’s so stupid. The people of SD want to see action, not trashin.

              1. Tara Volesky

                There is a lot of bad stuff going on in SD. Somebody needs to address it and she is doing just that.

          2. Tara Volesky

            I am not Pat, I think it is you that is playing the victim. Lora was a Republic when she ran with Mike Myers just like Jenna Hagger was in 2010 when she ran as an Independent. Correct me if I am wrong.

      2. Tara Volesky

        Wait a minute Pat, you are twisting it. I think you guys are busted. We will find out won’t we because Aaron Pilcher talked to Lora’s scheduler. Let’s hear Aaron’s story.

      3. Tara Volesky

        The State Republican Party has NEVER sent information out to candidates about when the Republican dinners are. The South Dakota Republican Party maintains a calendar – which can pretty easily be found on the Internet here – but they don’t call candidates up to see if they’re attending. Maybe that’s how Hubbel ran the Constitution party when she was chair of the opposing party last year, but they didn’t have so many people to worry about.

        In South Dakota at least, Republicans are responsible for themselves. Back pedaling a little bit Pat? She was responsible, so who is lying?

    1. grudznick

      Ms. Hubbel should hire grudznick as manager of her campaign. I would make sure she is on the lists and on time to speak to people. I would proof up her speeches so they are not insaner than most. I could double her vote tally from the 2% accident vote to the 4% insaner vote level.

  4. grudznick

    If they would invite young Ms. Hubbel to come and speak, she might mell a little bit and be less of an insaner than most wack job. That is her brain on guano.

      1. Tara Volesky

        Another name-calling coward. This blog should be called SDW Cowards. And these candidates pay for this crap?

        1. Jon

          Why am I a coward? I’m posting with my real name, and haven’t called anyone names. “Crazy” isn’t a name, it’s an description. Accurate too, I might add.

  5. Anonymous

    I’m confused, Lora says that Lederman invited her to the Central Committee Meeting but complains she wasn’t invited to a county dinner. Doesn’t she know that each county has its own Chair? Does she think the GOP State Chair runs every county dinner? If I was Lederman I would block her on Facebook too.

  6. Tara Volesky

    The Beadle County Chair Aaron Pilcher told Lora’s campaign that she could not talk because she was not on the list? What’s up with that? Not on list? What kind of excuse is that?She is an announced candidate for Governor who wanted to speak in Huron. So explain that. Sputnik and Russia Today are more open to freedom of speech than the Republican Brotherhood. More voices, more choices. Let the voters pick their choice, not the handful of elites.

    1. grudznick

      Ms. Hubbel was not on The List. Would you like me to have her put on The List, Mrs. Volesky? I can put in a word, fill out a form, she’ll be on The List.

      1. Tara Volesky

        This guy is annoying. You know Hubbel would buy an add if you actually talked policy instead of BS.

        1. grudznick

          Ms. Hubbel needs to pay cash, up front. Then her “add” will be published. I know some people who will do the cartooning gratis, if you want.

      1. Tara Volesky

        No, I just called for the Republican luncheon. Somebody from her campaign called on the Lincoln day dinner.

          1. Tara Volesky

            No and no. This was quite a while back I called the Republican Women and talked to my friend Rosie and I think she said to call Aaron and he said there weren’t any available dates. So I said Arron she is running for Governor, maybe could you scheduled her with another speaker and she could speak last…….I total run around. Unbelievable. Lora also talked to Aaron before me. It’s always a bunch of excuses………like she isn’t on the list…….you have to come up with something better than that. Bottom line, she talks issues that concern SD and you guys want to keep people in the dark.

            1. Anonymous

              The last speaker is the Keynote. Don’t want much for someone who doesn’t have support, won’t contribute, attacks the party and doesn’t have her stuff together.

              1. Tara Volesky

                She got 20% of the vote running against an incumbent Governor and the same thing happened to her in 2014. So SD Republican women have to be obedient to the republican brotherhood. GEEEEEEEEEZ.

                  1. Anonymous

                    Chad Haber got around 20% against Marty and he was not even a licensed attorney running for AG. Hadn’t been to law school nothing.

                    I agree there is around a 20% protest vote always.

      2. Tara Volesky

        Michelle Thranum Dan Lederman is responsible for this!! He cannot just pick and choose which Candidates information he wants to send out to each county, he is to be impartial which is NOT the case.
        Look at it the way Lora they can only beat you if they don’t play fair. Sad state that does that!

        1. Pat Powers Post author

          Weren’t you just saying Lora isn’t playing victim?

          The chair has treated all candidates equally. It’s not the GOP’s problem that Lora is not running a serious campaign.

        2. Anonymous

          utter BS Tara….

          If Jackley and/or Noem quit campaigning today they would still get more votes than Lora….

          the will beat her as they actually are credible candidates…not because the process is somehow in her conspiracy theorist mind unfair

  7. Michelle

    My name is Michelle, I was the one that
    called Aaron Pilcher last Wednesday to see if I could get Lora on the schedule for the Beadle County Lincoln Dinner. Aaron stated that he received a list of candidates and went off that list to make his schedule and that he would have to speak with others regarding this . He said I should call back the next day and if he wasn’t in his secretary would have the answer for me. I called back and was able to speak with Aaron again and he said that she could not speak because the schedule had been set up for the speakers already but She was welcome to buy a tickets and attend the dinner. We then spoke more about how I felt it should not be that difficult to add her and he again stated that it was not going to work.
    Friday I called Dan Lederman and asked how and who sends these lists to the counties. He said that the Party sends the contact information out but then changed it to giving me the Website to get Lincoln Dinner event which I was aware of this and was using this already to make my calls on Lora’s behalf.

  8. Michelle

    I had no intention of responding to this site as I feel a site that allows posts from “anonymous “ really isn’t a place where I would waste my time or energy.
    I proudly support Lora Hubbel as I enjoy her desire to do right for South Dakota. What I do not enjoy is the name calling, anonymous replies and the joy some feel in mud slinging.
    My opinion is to let this play out in the polls and I would like to think that intentionally not allowing all candidates not to speak was an oversite and if indeed it was intentional then we just need to rise above this and move forward. I will sleep well tonight knowing that I am not that person.
    God Bless this Great Country and prayers that all can move forward in a positive manner.

  9. Tara Volesky

    There you have it. Why would Michelle have any reason to lie? She is a bookie for Hubbel aka booking speaking engagements for Lora “Drain the Swamp” Hubbel.

  10. Dave R

    Lincoln Day Dinners are county party fundraisers. They are not candidate forums. Speakers are meant to attract ticket sales and sponsors to raise money for the party. County parties are under no obligation to let everyone or anyone speak. The county party officers are the only ones with the authority to make that decision and they are accountable only to their Central Committees.

    1. Tara Volesky

      Change order. Got caught in a lie so let’s turn it into a fundraiser. lol You guys are so busted….more excuses.