The Watertown Public Opinion followed up on the story a short time back about Neal Tapio being Trump’s South Dakota person, and also spoke with him about what he’s going to do in Pierre next January:
“I am excited to be a part of the Trump campaign. I’ve seen with my own eyes the blue collar workers, police and firefighters, once the backbone of the Democrat Party, come out in support for Trump. They are the heart of the Trump movement. Once people start paying attention to the solutions offered by Donald Trump, I believe he will win in a landslide.”
As for what he plans to address as a member of the state legislature in Pierre, Tapio wrote that one of his goals will be to oppose the expansion of Medicaid as overseen by the federal government.
“All states face challenges with a growing and increasingly bankrupt federal government. As the federal government looks to expand welfare in the form of Medicaid by promising to pay for it, I will actively oppose it and look for ways to encourage work and reduce welfare,” Tapio wrote.
It will be interesting to see how active the campaign plans to be in South Dakota over the next few months, ad what type of role Tapio will play in the new Senate. Especially if Trump wins.
If so, he’s going to have quite a few spots to fill in Washington.