Billie Sutton announcement coming on Wednesday

Now that the debacle of the 2017 McGovern Day Dinner has died down, Democrat State Senator Billie Sutton just announced that he will be making an announcement on his political future on Wednesday at his family’s ranch near Burke.

Sutton, who has been widely speculated to run for Governor, is obviously running for something or else he wouldn’t be dragging the state’s media to Burke. The possibility of running for Congress had been dropped in the past, but let’s not kid ourselves. He’s running for Governor.

I’m also guessing his website is going to be “suttonforsouthdakota.com,” considering it was just registered…

Stay tuned for Wednesday.

11 Replies to “Billie Sutton announcement coming on Wednesday”

  1. Anonymous

    Good move by him. I’d rather announce my candidacy at my ranch and surrounded by my friends and family (many of whom are Republican) rather than with Keith Ellison and the loony birds (or is that Bernie birds?)

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    1. Anonymous

      I agree and hope a few of the Hard Left were not sent an invitation. Will he also announce he is leaving the party and will run as an Independent candidate? I would not blame him if he did.

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  2. grudznick

    Mr. Sutton seems a swell enough fellow. I wonder if Mr. H or any other good Democratic fellows like my friend Mr. Kurtz will attend. If they are visiting our state, I mean.

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    1. Anonymous

      Mr. Sutton will probably keep a very safe distance from Mr. H and that wing of the SDDP if he has any chance of intention of winning.

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  3. Anonymous

    He’d have a much better shot at U.S. House. Especially in the event that the 2018 midterms are anti-Trump (more likely than not).

    Running for governor? He’s a real underdog. But he’s term-limited anyway and has nothing to lose. Unlikely that he embarrasses himself.

    Worst case is he loses, comes back to the Senate an election or two later, and is enhanced as a leader with a statewide profile. He’s only 32 years old (or so).

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    1. Anonymous

      If Dusty wins the primary which I think is unlikely then we’ve got a tight race in the general.

      A conservative democrat from the private sector will do well against a career state employee with little private sector experience.

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  4. Troy Jones

    I think Sutton has a very good chance of reversing Dems sub-37% performance in statewide elections. Getting to 42% I think is less than 25%. I put the over under at 40%.

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