There are a total of 619 delegates in attendance at the SDGOP convention!
Stacie Suedkamp is a Flandreau small businesswoman participating as a delegate at this years’ Republican State Convention in Pierre. And in addition to bringing her vote to convention, she’s brought her work:
Stacie has a custom cookie business that she’s started in the last year or so as she changed her business from a small restaurant to a bakery specializing in custom cookies.
Her business “Fig Tales” is billed as “the little cookie company that can put just about anything you can think of on a cookie!” And as evidenced by the several types of custom cookies I’ve seen running around the convention, that’s not an idle boast.
If you’re in need of a branded confection to showcase your business, check it out at www.figtales.com!
Larry Rhoden is now prepared to be Lt Governor. Forthcoming nomination? Check.
Matt Michels style facial accessory? Check.
The Chip Campbell PAC which took 10,000 from a sketchy Washington DC Group To influence party committeeman and committeewoman races, and also funded the Laura Kaiser endorsement mailing for Lance Russell just sent out a negative email blast attacking Attorney General candidate Jason Ravnsborg:
They certainly seem to be pulling out all the stops in order to influence the Attorney General’s race.
At this point, I think delegates are numb to the constant stream of negative. They’re ready to go have a beer or an ice cream cone in the hospitality suites, as opposed to reading negative screeds.
The Fitzgerald campaign has been playing hardball since last night circulating negative flyers attacking AG opponent Jason Ravnsborg..
But since the Russell/Fitzgerald poolside meeting late this afternoon with Russell flanked by Zack Lautenschlager, and Fitzgerald attended by John Teupel, it seems the West River candidiates are joining forces as the two AG candidates team up to try to take out their opponent:
After months of joint appearances, the two candidates apparently were demanding…. another joint appearance!
(As I’m writing this, Zach Lautenschlager is dropping copies on tables. I seem to recall this not working well for him before.)
At this late hour, I’m not sure how Ravnsborg getting drawn into the other guy’s game benefits anyone but them.
They can complain, but I don’t think it’s a tactic showing any strength or moving any votes. They might as well issue ‘a clean campaign pledge’ at this point.
The vote is tomorrow. The time for hastily assembled gimmicks is over.
The game of thrones continues.
A source tells me that 5PM has come and passed, and no Senate race withdrawal papers were filed with the Secretary of State from shameless self-promoter Senator Stace Nelson.
So.. I guess that means there will not be a Lt. Gov challenge looming tomorrow, since the Secretary of State announced that a withdrawl was required prior to running for a constitutional office.
We shall see.
Senator and former Governor Rounds speaks with former Governor Frank Farrar.
Hot off the press.. District 30 State Senate candidate Lance Russell has withdrawn from the Senate race in anticipation of running for AG tomorrow, so he’s all in.
The Game of Thrones is afoot!