Billie Sutton back at it, begging donors for three more months of donations.

Billie Sutton is at it again.  Yesterday, he hit donors with yet another request for money, and offered that he’ll tell them what he intends to do with the cash in three months:

I’m reaching out to personally ask you to continue your monthly gift for 3 more months. In that time, my team will be sharing what’s next and your support will be pivotal to putting our plan in action.”

I wonder what that “plan” could be?

Interestingly, I heard yesterday that  – supposedly – Senator Chuck Schumer had approached former Congresswoman Herseth-Sandlin about the State’s US Senate seat in 2020. And, if what I’m hearing is accurate, I’m told she had turned him down flat.

That doesn’t really leave them with a lot of options at this point.

We’ll continue to monitor the continued begging for dollars from the Sutton for Governor campaign. And whether Billie’s fundraising and Democrats’ lack of viable statewide candidates for 2020 might have a few things in common.

44 Replies to “Billie Sutton back at it, begging donors for three more months of donations.”

  1. CErmle

    If Sutton runs for Senator as a conservative democrat, a pro-lifer, he will be a force that needs to be reckoned with. He might topple our sitting Senator. South Dakota is changing. “The times they are a’changing.

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    1. Anonymous

      Not for the better if a Bernie Sanders loving Democrat could win. I hope most South Dakotans are more self-reliant than to want to live on government handouts (a/k/a taxpayer money).

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    2. Anonymous

      Disagree with your statement. He will easier to defeat in a national election.
      A vote for Sutton is a vote for socialist liberal democrats being in power.
      He can be Ronald Reagan but his vote gets cast for democrat control and they will never ever install conservative anything for leadership. Sandlin knew blue dog types are dead in dc and they are seen as weak and compromising at home. She was smart to move on to a better life.
      Sutton-Schumer 2020 bumper stickers anybody?

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  2. Springer

    He will need to try to explain away his support of Hillary and Sanders. That is on record in his own words. Hard to get around that even with two years to work on it.

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    1. Anonymous

      I would have thought that Kristi would have won more handily because of Billie’s love of socialism, but she didn’t. I don’t know if it is because people in South Dakota are getting less independent and more into free goodies-which aren’t free-or what. I think if Billie is going to be continually begging for money the SDGOP needs to get as many pictures of Billie-boy without his cowboy hat as they can and put up billboards and run TV ads.

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      1. Ano

        I think alot of her narrow loss had to do with the still angry Jackley supporters and Jackley himself waiting so long to endorse her.

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  3. Troy Jones

    Yep, I’d right a check to someone who says “Send money and I’ll tell you how I spent it in three months.”

    Billie must be related to some Kenyan prince.

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  4. JKC

    Sutton would definitely be the favorite within the Democratic camp, if he chooses to run for the US Senate in 2020; but such a candidacy will mostly invite an opponent in the primary from LEAD. I cannot speak for LEAD, but something tells me that Sutton will not get an other pass on the issues of choice, guns, and faith witin the Democratic Party, if he decides to run for statewide office once again.

    And a lot will happen between now and the fall of 2020; some good for Democrats and some good for Republicans potentially. Right now, I think Rounds is vulnerable, but a Sutton candidacy will not have the benefit of the misogynistic attitude by some against Noem in 2020; and I think that Sutton’s popularity has peaked too, and has been in decline since mid October, which all leads to an unhill battle for Sutton, if he chooses to challenge Rounds in 2020.

    But, I do think Sutton’s best shot is to run against Noem again in 2022, that’s a race he could win, if the Trump economy continues to falter and Noem proves herself not to be the executive type.

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    1. duggersd

      Quite the faltering economy. The US unemployment rate is soaring at 3.7%. The GDP is at a paltry 3.5%. Income over a year ago at a measly 3%. Inflation running at a soaring 1.9%. Small business optimism at a high level. The Chinese buying only 2 million tons of soybeans. Oh what can we do to get some good economic performance?

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      1. JKC

        The 20s were roaring too. The stock market right now is beginning to hint at the inevitability of any supply-sider economy.

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            1. JKC

              Most likely, but I don’t think it would be a “crush.”

              If the Democratic Party is going to be anti-choice, pro-gun, and claim Christianity as the national religion, then why do we need the SDDP? Why don’t we just all become Republicans with some of us having Rhino instincts?

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        1. duggersd

          Actually, there are many factors in the stock market. There has been concern with the Chinese. It did not help that the fed has said it plans to raise interest rates. The Trump administration is putting into place policies that help Main Street instead of Wall Street. Perhaps you might know of some other indicators?

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          1. JKC

            In my opinion, it is quite obvious and simple. Supply-side economics tend to coincide with deregulation and the latter then lends itself to an eventual stock market crash (Coolidge/Hoover ’29, Reagan ’87, Bush43 ’08, and Trump 200??).

            #HistoryIsCommonSensesCheatSheet

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      2. Anonymous

        Everything was already trending in that direction prior to Trump. After Trump, we have one of the worst stock market years since 2010, inflation that is going to kill buying power and increase our deficit because of unneeded tax cuts for the rich, and a trade war that is not going to end well for America. Nothing like risking our ag markets to try to get back at China for stealing IP from companies that moved manufacturing overseas to avoid paying a livable wage to an American. The only thing Trump is going to do is reverse the good that was happening before he even stepped foot in the office. But hey, let’s give him credit for something he never helped complete.

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  5. C.Ermle

    Rounds is extremely vulnerable right now. If this keeps up, the US Senate seat is Billies. As a pro-life, conservative Democrat in the populist tradition he’s got it in the bag.

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    1. JKC

      Potential impeachment of the President will complicate things for Dems in 2020. Especially in a state like South Dakota. Plus, Rounds is more credible than Noem and with Rounds Billie won’t have the benefit of a misogynistic vote within the SD GOP in 2020.

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        1. JKC

          Rounds got 50% of the vote in a four man race. Noem got 51% of the vote in a two plus man race. I think that speaks for itself. Had Jackley been the nominee, Jackley would have done far better than 51%……

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    2. Anonymous

      Conservative? Are you serious? Anyone who says they like Bernie Sanders’ policies is NOT Conservative. I wish Billie no success in his future political aspirations. He is NOT what South Dakota or the country needs.

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        1. C.Ermle

          His voting record is far more conservative than the average GOP legislator, and that’s because Billie is a west river pro-life conservative. That’s why Rounds needs to be very careful. It’s going to be quite a showdown.

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        2. Anonymous

          His voting record in the last session was >50% higher than the previous SEVEN years. What was different? Hmmmm. He was running for governor on the lie that he is a conservative Democrat so I guess he thought people would just look at the last year of his voting record… Then again, many people do believe what they hear. The devil is the details as ol’ Billie would say… His first SEVEN years of a steady conservative score in the 30 and 40 percentile is much more indicative of the real guy which is a Bernie and Hillary loving Democrat. End of story.

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  6. Troy Jones

    “obvious” and “simple” and “tend” and “lend.” Yep, that is a complete thought.

    When anyone tries to make the economy and projections of the future simple, I always wonder if they had the answer why aren’t they a billionaire?

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    1. JKC

      Because they don’t practice predatory capitalism. They practice genuine capitalism. It’s that “obvious” and “simple.”

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  7. Ymous

    Predatory capitalism?
    Trying to make a profit thus pay taxes is now predatory?
    Meeting a payroll
    Risking capitol
    Investing time
    Coming from the party that said “I didn’t build my company”

    Democrats are so clueless how businesses are really built.

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    1. JKC

      Unfortunately, you assume. I am not indicting capitalism, just how some practice it. Your listing is credible on face value, but unfortunately some use capitalism in a way that does offer integrity to our economic system. It’s like the difference between a product of value and one that is not.

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      1. C.Ermle

        Isn’t it interesting that capitalism isn’t mentioned (or implied) even once in our Bill of Rights of our Constitution, and the same can be said of socialism. Free Enterprise is a modified form of capitalism, which is also acceptable to most democratic socialists, within limits.. Many feel that capitalism equals greed, so there is a caution in that regard. The founders did not found an economic system, but a democracy based on freedom, a republic where “Under God the People Rule”, not greed. Many believe thist is a conservative constitutionalist understanding of who we are.

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        1. JKC

          But then, there is Charles A. Beard’s, ‘An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States,’ however.

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  8. Ymous

    We are all greedy. You want other peoples wealth to go to programs you believe are worthy of your principles. I just wish Democrat’s could be honest with themselves. Everyone’s definition of fair or equitable is different. I give to the charities with my money I deem worthy. It sure isn’t going to be a bureaucrat or politican. Republican or Democrat. I trust neither.
    The left is spiraling down a web of deceit that Bernie has given them. His policies would destroy the very system that has created more wealth then any society has created. How this wealth forwas created would be upended and make us all poorer. There isn’t enough “rich” peoples money to fund these priorities and keep us safe.
    It’s math.

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    1. Anonymous

      Capitalism doesn’t last forever for a reason. Eventually, it gets top heavy. That is when the rich get eaten. How that goes down is up to you. Companies are monopolizing quickly while our leaders cheer them on.

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      1. Anonymous

        You should be a stockbroker.
        All your 100% predictions.
        It will last until the least productive keep voting for income redistribution
        Free to thee but not for me

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    2. JKC

      Ymous,

      Have you ever noticed that conservatives like to often indict SNAP, but they never indict a food bank, food drive, or an organization like The Banquet, which is in Sioux Falls. Why is that? I will suppose that it has to do with the empowering of who and how others will decide for yet some others. Fore, giving to a charity, and in this case a food charity, affords, or accomodates, a “My Lord” mentality.

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  9. ymous

    Or almost 99% of the donation goes to the needy or charity as opposed to the government almost 99% goes to administrative costs.

    Money agnostic, it goes to the path of lease resistance or most appreciated.

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  10. Jack Potts

    Sutton had plenty of money to gamble with this weekend in Deadwood. He complained at 2AM when told he had to finish his drink or give it up. He asked the waitress if she couldn’t “pull some strings”. Typical democrat.

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