Governing Magazine lists South Dakota as “Safe Republican” for Attorney General’s race

Mark down Governing magazine as placing South Dakota in the “safe” column for Republicans in the Attorney General’s contest:

South Dakota: Open seat; AG Marty Jackley (R) ran unsuccessfully for governor

Both parties have credible candidates with military and legal backgrounds, Republican Jason Ravnsborg and Democrat Randy Seiler. But despite an unexpectedly competitive gubernatorial race in the state, Ravnsborg is the heavy favorite for November in this strongly Republican state.

Read it all here.

25 Replies to “Governing Magazine lists South Dakota as “Safe Republican” for Attorney General’s race”

  1. Larry

    A non-partisan article predicts Jason to win!

    good–we do not need Randy suing the President at every turn and not continuing the fight like in the Obamacare case!

    This race has always been one where I have favored Jason –too much at stake to put a liberal in charge of these important cases.

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  2. Tara Volesky

    More reason to vote Sutton………there has got to be some checks and balances. We can’t keep going on the same path.

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    1. Anonymous

      While I do not agree that we should vote Sutton and do believe Kristi is the better choice, I do believe that Republicans do realize that with the thought of a Sutton Governorship at least a possibility they can’t hand both of these offices to the Democrats and destroy our state.

      Jason must win to guarantee we have some balance.

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      1. A lowly independent

        “Destroy our State” ? This state is already kinda sunk, I mean when you are being compared to states like mississippi and alabama, you’ve got problems.

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      1. An

        Uninformed voters. He’s got them believing he’s VERY moderate which he is not. He might be ‘more’ moderate than some of his D peers, he’s not conservative enough for most South Dakotans.

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        1. Anonymous

          You guys will find anything to write off the opposition. You ever stop to think that negative campaigning is backfiring? Maybe, everyone is sick and tired of Noems lying especially when it comes to death taxes? Maybe it has to do with the corruption in SD that Republicans consistently go against the will of the people and have no intention of cleaning up the corruption in Pierre. Maybe it is all the sweetheart deals Republicans make for themselves and their friends with taxpayer dollars. No, can’t be. They are just uninformed apparently. We need balance in Pierre because it is apparent one party rule breeds incompetence. One family is dead because of it and, of course, investigating that would be too much work and might portray Republicans negatively. Can’t have that.

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    2. Anonymous

      Suddenly you are returning to your left-wing roots. I suppose you’d rather go the way of Venezuela. Typical liberal.

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  3. Anonymous

    Given Seiler’s experience and the close gubernatorial race, a Lean Republican rating would be more appropriate.

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    1. William Beal

      Seiler’s experience (age) does not appear to be resonating with voters and ticket-splitters tend to vote for most (if not all) of the other candidates on the slate of the party they generally support.

      The same polling firm that shows the gubernatorial race as tied, show Dusty Johnson with a 23 point advantage.

      Whatever level of support Sutton actually has, it doesn’t seem to be “trickling down” to the rest of the Democrat slate.

      For what it’s worth, while the Noem-Sutton race may be closer than expected, I still predict that most early voters (of both parties) will vote reliably for their respective parties and late deciding voters on election day will still break in favor of Kristi.

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      1. Anonymous

        He is running on being a likable, conservative, great personal story candidate and it seems to be working.

        On some level he has made Kristi unlikable to an electorate that voted her into Congress 4 times. Quite a feat. I dont think he pulls it out but wow. This has to be a stressful time for all candidates and legislative candidates not knowing who is governing on election day.

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        1. Anonymous

          If people think a cowboy hat makes you conservative they are crazy. Billie boy is not even close to conservative, and he would be better off in California.

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    2. Anonymous

      Just because someone has been there a long time does not make them effective…Seiler is just another liberal –unlike Sutton and Bjorkman he is not trying to hide it.

      VOTE JASON

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    3. Anonymous

      Any experience he has is trumped by his far-left ideology. Seller loses big time and South Dakota is much better off.

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  4. Anonymous

    I disagree it’s safe, but I still think Jason will win because he is a great candidate and is working so hard. Dick Butler and Tom Daschle both proved that likable candidates who are dems can win. Seiler is likable. He’s just running against someone who is unstoppable in terms of energy, honesty and enthusiasm.

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    1. Troy Jones

      Do mean Seiler is unlikable? I hear from a lot of people who know him that they think him a “phony POS.” Exact words said more than once.

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      1. JKC

        If that is the case, then why did Jackley allow him to work for him in the federal DA office?

        Everyone keeps talking about how Obama was Seiler’s boss, but Bush43 and Jackley were once his bosses, too….

        #HowSoonWeForget

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        1. Anonymous

          JKC Obama appointed Sieler as US attorney neither of the gentlemen you mentioned did.

          He has publicly stated he wants to reduce meth ingestion to a misdemeanor and will not support ending presumptive probation. Facts. We need more tools for law enforcement not less.

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          1. Anonymous

            Seiler is just too liberal for SD….

            As a Democrat trying to win you have to run a campaign like Sutton and still hope….

            NOT talk about banning guns; decriminalizing meth to a misdemeanor; sponsoring gay pride parades and coming across as a cranky old man and thus not likeable at all

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  5. enquirer

    at the start of the general election season, i was convinced that seiler had the best chance of any democrat in a long time to win his race, and of him, sutton and bjorkman, seiler would either come closest to winning, or with a win notch the biggest democrat win. i still believe this.

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