The Argus Leader’s Johnathon Ellis is reporting on his blog that former Governor Mike Rounds appears to be getting back in the game of politics with his new PAC, interestingly titled “Peter Norbeck PAC.”
Rounds, who is listed as both chair and treasurer, says he intends to use the PAC to fund candidates who share Norbeck?s vision of limited but good government. He expects to fund, primarily, legislative candidates, and also constitutional candidates. He noted that with decisive Republican victories in
the last election, the GOP will have a lot of seats to defend, and he wants to help.
Rounds finished the year with more than $267,000 in his own gubernatorial campaign finance account. He said he expects to use some of that as seed money for the Peter Norbeck PAC.
Here is a brief history of Peter Norbeck and his political career.
Norbeck became one of South Dakota?s most successful politicians. He was never defeated in an election, and he served in every high state office, including both governor and senator.
I wonder if using the name of a former SD Governor who later went on to become a US Senator is a subtle indication there is something more to come from the former Governor?
Either way, Rounds’ help is very welcome to Republicans hoping to hold such strong majorities.