Former GOP Legislator endorses Democrat for Governor. Again.

In a shocking announcement today, the Democrat nominee for Governor announced his endorsement for Governor by a former Republican Legislator:

“I have decided that I must endorse the person, regardless of party, who can best govern the state of South Dakota. That person is Scott Heidepriem,” Adelstein said.

and..

Adelstein, who is pro-choice, said abortion was a consideration as well.

Adelstein said he was endorsing the Democratic candidate out of concern that Daugaard “will not rule out another attempt to ban abortion for victims of rape or incest or to protect the life of the mother, despite the voters having definitively rejected such an extremist approach.

Read that here.

Oh wait… was that last time there was an open seat for Governor? Oh, here’s the current one:

“This just in! Adelstein endorses Sutton in govenor race!”

Deep breaths, everybody, deep breaths — or try not to doze off, as the case may be.

It’s not that former state Republican Sen. Stan Adelstein’s endorsement of Democratic state Sen. Billie Sutton over GOP Congresswoman Kristi Noem on Friday wasn’t news. It was. It still is, kind of. It’s just that it isn’t much of a surprise.

Read that here.

As much as the world changes in these turbulent times, It’s good to see there are some constants. Like Stan Adelstein supporting Democrats.

30 Replies to “Former GOP Legislator endorses Democrat for Governor. Again.”

  1. Anonymous

    Just one of many Republicans or really taking the label off South Dakotans voting who they feel would be best to lead South Dakota in a new direction. A big step forward. Billie Sutton Governor of South Dakota

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  2. Troy Jones

    Let’s see:

    Stan voted for:
    Daschle over Thune
    Herseth over Noem
    Heidepriem over Daugaard
    Obama over McCain
    Obama over Romney
    Clinton over Trump

    The surprise would have been if he announced he was for Noem.

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          1. Anonymous

            Stace Nelson stands with Dems in press conferences and asks for Dem help in the legislature to beat GOP leadership.

            Drew Dennert tried to have independents choose Republican candidates.

            I’m sure there’s more.

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    1. Anonymous

      Really true. You can think Stan is great or terrible, and he is of course entitled to his opinion, but at some point the “I’m a Republican but” card so many times.

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    2. Anonymous

      Really?!? Is he even registered as a Republican anymore? If those are accurate he was never a Republican and certainly never conservative and certainly someone I would never have wanted to represent me. Does anybody care about his opinion? I don’t.

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  3. A. Nonymous

    I believe that GOP Chairman at the time Randy Frederick was asked about the effect of Stan Adelstein’s endorsement of a Democrat and his quote for the Rapid City Journal was “I believe it will be less than negligible”. I believe that holds true today as well.

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    1. Anonymous

      It’s amazingly practical Ravnsborg has South Dakota vanity plates CMPAIGN on his car since he has been running for office full-time for years. First US Senate, Now SD AG and after he loses this race what will he run for? US Senate again? All that time to campaign and those plates will be there to help advertise.

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      1. Pat Powers Post author

        That’s actually my vehicle, with my vanity plates (campaign material business and all), and a daughter was driving it in the parade in support of Jason.

        Seriously, When you’re reduced to making stuff up, you sound like you’re off in the head.

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      2. Anonymous

        Jason is going to win over the left-wing Seiler, so don’t worry about his plates; worry about how South Dakota isn’t going to the dogs like you apparently want it to.

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    2. Anonymous

      Oh, he is qualified alright. ( at least I think you meant “qualified”) Seller is a California type and we don’t need him around here. If you like his positions move to La La Land and don’t screw up South Dakota.

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  4. Troy Jones

    John T,

    You really need to move on. Your obsession with the rejection of your friend is getting a little creepy. Starting to look like you have an unrequited man crush on Jason and you can handle being scorned.

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  5. Anonymous

    Losing builds character, should make one tougher and opens up great introspection. Winning puts you up on the mantel, increases ego greatly, and forces acceptance of responsibility. Not accepting the former in a political setting as the will of the people guarantees one never feels the latter.

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      1. Anne Beal

        We were at Tally’s for breakfast this morning drinking copious quantities of coffee in our quest for West River Enlightenment, but none was forthcoming. Neither did we feel the effects of Ravnsborg Derangement Syndrome nor Noem Derangement Syndrome. It’s not in the water.
        . We were not even able to divine the identity of Mr Grudznick.

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        1. William Beal

          Although, I suspect he was among the group of gentlemen sitting at that window table near the front door.

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  6. Troy Jones

    Pat,

    That rash inaccurate reaction/judgment regarding your daughter driving your car is hilarious. I’ve been around politics for 40+ years and the Trump Derangement Syndrome and Jason (can’t even spell his name right) Derangement Syndrome is beyond the pale. Its like these tiny little minds have exploded when they don’t get their way. It’s a pathology for sure.

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    1. Pat Powers Post author

      John, I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but that’s an outright and utter lie. And not even a credible one.

      If I was to rank it, I’d say you hit a Lora Hubbel level of nuttiness there.

      (If someone wanted to pay me 70K a year to write, I’ll be happy to quit all my other jobs. If anyone is paying that, for gosh sakes, just send me an e-mail and we can talk.)

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    2. Troy Jones

      John T,

      Now I’m convinced you have a man crush on Jason AND Pat and just feel scorned your man crushes are unrequited.

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