Herseth Sandlin’s Raven Salary – 620k, plus

It’s little wonder Stephanie Herseth Sandlin didn’t think too hard about skipping the US Senate race.

It was released recently through the Morningstar financial website that since going to Raven, that she’s pulling down a tremendous $620k, plus stock options.


For that kind of money, I suspect she didn’t have to think too hard about taking a walk on Democrats when the party’s extremists started braying that she wasn’t liberal enough, and went with dippy Rick Weiland instead.

22 Replies to “Herseth Sandlin’s Raven Salary – 620k, plus”

    1. Anon

      Hey, that is almost as much as Weiland was making for the Code Council. Pretty funny how he tries to sell himself as a common man.

  1. Anonymous

    Good for her I guess. I’m sure she brings a lot to the table.

    Sad to think that if Mike Rounds would have not got in earlier we could have Jason Ravnsborg vs Rick Weiland for the Senate seat nobody wanted.

    Mike Rounds put SD first and the Country first by running for US Senate. We needed him to run.

    1. Anonymous

      Yeah! Old corrupt Mike Rounds is a helluva patriot! Wouldn’t serve in Vietnam when the country needed him, but by golly he can accept millions from lobbyists to sell our state and country out with the rest of the career politicians.

      My choices for the GOP senate race:

      Stace Nelson
      Jason Ravnsborg

      The rest aren’t worth the graphite to mark their oval box on the ballot.

      1. mhs

        Wow, you Rounds haters just haven’t got a clue have you? Mike Rounds graduated in May of 1973 from Riggs high. American involvement in Vietnam ended roughly 12 weeks later, 15 August, 1973.

        I think even Stace Nelson would want a guy to spend at least a few weeks in basic training before going off to war, wouldn’t he?

        Keep the lies coming though, it’s endlessly entertaining.

    2. Anonymous

      Your kidding right? Mike will do nothing in the Senate ( if he makes it) like he did nothing as governor, except have “success” like EB-5.

      Plus you run down Jason. He seems like the most heartfelt candidate in the race; talking about the issues and using his own money and working hard to meet the people, not buy the race…yeah we need more people like Mike Rounds instead bought and paid for.. NOT

      No wonder our country is in the shape it is in.

    3. Anonymous

      So are you saying as a Rounds supporter that Jason is the next best choice after Mike? That is what it sounds like.

    4. Anonymous

      If Mike hadn’t jumped in the race 2 days after the Nov elections in order to preempt any thoughts by Noem to run, she would have run. Noem actually put SD interests ahead of hers by not running, thereby avoiding the possibility of creating a split party, and instead keeping the House in Rep hands.

      1. Anon

        Completely agree with this statement. As a 2nd term Rep. she could/should have been the first one on the list to consider the Senate race but Rounds jumped in before the ink on the election results had even dried. She absolutely put the interests of the party before her own.

        1. Anonymous

          But Rounds started his exploratory committee before the 2012 and I did not like that. i remember thinking can’t we get one election done before starting the next.

  2. oldguy

    hope the company feels like Step is earning. It is sure interesting to see ex political people land big jobs as even Weiland had a big one. Makes me wonder what companies expect from these types.. By the way I am a huge fan of Step….

  3. gap

    Rounds put the country first you got to be shi—- me, Rounds will get his six years there and get a big fat pension like do nothing, I mean photo op Thune.

  4. Anonymous

    I knew Steph would never run, she has a family and has a pension and a great job. I hope she stays in the private sector forever! Plus its nice to see a Democrat working and paying taxes 🙂

    1. Paul

      If it’s keeping her from running, I think we owe Raven a debt of gratitude. Keeping the so-called “Blue Dog Democrats” is more important than ever as a Dem tends to vote with their leaders, right or wrong! (I know, the Repubs do a lot of this too, otherwise we wouldn’t have that pathetic Boehner and that pathetic McConnell in charge).

    2. Anonymous

      Democrats do pay taxes. we have to because of all the wealthy republicans with deep pockets who make large donations each year and then use them as tax write offs. You’re probably one of those wealthy republicans, right? 😉

      1. springer

        I know you would like to believe that none of the Dems do the dastardly deed of contributing money to their candidates, right? Read’em and weep!


        “According to OpenSecrets.org, from 1989 to 2014 rich donors gave Democrats $1.15 billion — $416 million more than the $736 million given to the GOP. Among the top 10 donors to both parties, Democrat supporters outspent Republican supporters 2-to-1.

        “But what about the villainous Koch brothers, those conservative plutocrats supposedly seeking to control American politics? They rank 59th on the list of big givers — behind 18 unions and No. 1 Act Blue, the massive left-wing fund raiser that gives only to Democrats.

        “Indeed, a recent book, “The New Leviathan,” says donations to Democrats outstrip those to Republicans 7-to-1. How can this be? Democrat support soars when you include unions, universities, superPACs, nonprofits, left-wing interest groups, and — ready for this? — Wall Street (which overwhelmingly favors Democrats).

        “So Democrats don’t really want to restrain money in politics. Just the money that goes to Republicans.”