Looks like Hubbel coughed up a lot of money to buy back lorahubbel.com

This is interesting..  If you recall some time ago I noted lorahubbel.com was for sale on the Internet for the low, low price of $795.00, but it was too rich for my blood (more than $10-20).

In the last week or so, it looks like Lora (or one of her supporters) actually made that deep dive into their pocketbooks:

Yep. Looks like Lora has it back. For nearly 8 times the amount of money that she reported raising in all of 2017.  Despite the fact she already has a website set up.

I think if I had only been able to raise $100 in the previous year, spending that much money on a web domain I didn’t need might not be my first priority.

But that’s just me.

Noem Statement on Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

Noem Statement on Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Kristi Noem today released the following statement following the passing of Rev. Billy Graham:

“Rev. Billy Graham inspired world leaders, American heroes, and families across this nation for decades. He helped shape our nation around the idea that in God we trust. Today, I’m confident the Lord called him home with the message: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.'”


Jackley Announces “Hometown South Dakota” Initiative

Jackley Announces “Hometown South Dakota” Initiative

PIERRE, SD: While meeting with Chamber of Commerce groups at the capital Wednesday, Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Marty Jackley unveiled a five-point Hometown South Dakota Initiative aimed at strengthening the state’s economy.

“Our South Dakota communities are like a circulatory system in which each town has an important role to play in giving the entire state life,” Jackley said. “After gathering input from civic and business leaders at the local level, we’re proud to release a plan to support opportunities in hometowns across South Dakota.”

The collaborative effort that produced the Hometown South Dakota Initiative is underscored by events like last week’s economic forum in Harrisburg, which Jackley said will be replicated in communities across the state in the coming months.

“It’s important that mayors have a seat at the table when discussing issues like infrastructure, workforce development and housing, and I welcome the idea of our next governor being a willing partner in that conversation,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen.

The initiative proposes action in five areas that emphasize cooperation with local leadership:

  1. Opportunity South Dakota: New and better jobs will be Jackley’s highest priority, and giving our youth the opportunity to stay here is the first step. By giving our young people the opportunities they need to remain in the state and aggressively recruiting employees in high-demand areas from outside the state, we can retain South Dakota’s best and close the worker shortage.
  2. Fairness for Main Street: Our South Dakota businesses can compete with the best in the world, but they deserve a level playing field. Jackley is leading the fight for Main Street all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court with the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. A Supreme Court victory will bring millions in lost revenue back to the state.
  3. Connecting South Dakota: We can unlock the incredible economic potential of all our communities by connecting our towns with the high-speed internet that the 21st century economy requires. By partnering with institutions like SDSM&T, SDSU, and DSU that are developing cutting edge technologies in this space, we will modernize four areas of critical technological infrastructure: broadband access, education, telemedicine, and precision agriculture.
  4. Governor’s Economic Roundtables: Strengthening our economy and creating better jobs requires a team effort from the state, local governments, educational institutions, and the private sector. In order to build a stronger partnership with communities, Jackley will commit to three annual roundtables: one each for mayors, county leaders, and businesses.
  5. Revitalizing Housing and Infrastructure: During Jackley’s listening tours across the state, he has consistently heard about the need for a renewed focus on infrastructure and affordable housing. Both are vital components of growing our workforce, and Jackley will be a steadfast partner to local governments that are working with limited resources to build the roads, bridges, and housing units our citizens need to usher in a new era of economic growth.

“As governor, it will be my job to remember why I have two ears and one mouth,” Jackley said. “Our Hometown Initiative is not about telling communities what they need to do to improve. Rather, it is about listening to communities and understanding what I can do as governor to assist them with the necessary resources to grow and thrive.”

The policy initiative can be read in its entirety here: https://www.martyjackley.com/hometown-south-dakota-initiative/

Jackley will be available for press interviews during the day.


The title of that book could be taken a few different ways

By the looks of it, apparently former US Senate Candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth has a new book out. And depending how you look at it, it either has an unfortunate…  or pretty versatile title:

I’m sure she could use “ANY WAY YOU CAN” as the title of a other books she could author.

Such as a book on fundraising for your legal defense…

or perhaps how to get on the ballot….
I’m just going to stop right there.

Is there a Doctor in the House?  Come November, there could be at least three or four in the Republican Caucus.

If I said that the incoming freshman class of Republican legislative candidates is darned impressive, I don’t think I’d be contradicted in that statement.

Republicans can point to at least three candidates running for the House of Representatives who have earned or are earning the title of ‘Doctor’ in their studies across a diverse range of disciplines. And if they’re successful in their campaigns, they will be bringing that talent and knowledge to the House Republican Caucus in January of 2019.

Dr. Paul Miskimins of Mitchell just filed his papers to run as a Republican for the House in Legislative District 20.

Miskimins received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of South Dakota and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. If successful, he would be the second Dentist in the State House, joining Dr. Leslie Heinemann of Flandreau.

Scyller Borglum of Rapid City has a surname that’s synonymous with the Black Hills region, and in addition to sharing a name with the carver of Mt. Rushmore, the professional background of this District 32 House Candidate has a similar association with rocks.

Because in addition to her work in the private sector, she’s graduating in May with Doctor of Philosophy in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  And to that impressive degree you can add her previous work earning a Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering, a Masters of Theological Studies, and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

We also have Dr. Tamera Enalls of Sioux Falls joining the list, as she’s soon going to be officially announcing her candidacy for the House as a Republican in District 25.   Tammy, a Sioux Falls businesswoman, has her Doctor of Management, and is a published author & international speaker.

She was an author of 1994 Federal Crime Bill reform provisions and has been contributing to policy reform for the National Diversity Coalition at President Trump’s request.   She just missed being elected to the Sioux Falls City Council in 2016 as a first-time candidate by only 40 votes, so she’s energized to give campaigning another go.

And let me close this out by noting there will be another candidate with Dr. in front of their name announcing for the House later this week, but I can’t say who yet. Let’s just say we’ve heard his name before, and he’s going to be an energetic campaigner.

The best part – the GOP isn’t done yet. There are more great candidates coming!

Keep your browser bookmarked here and stay tuned!

Noem: NRA is Welcome to South Dakota

Noem: NRA is Welcome to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Kristi Noem today released the following statement in the wake of the Dallas, Texas, Mayor Pro Tem asking the NRA to relocate their convention:

“The NRA would be welcome to South Dakota. We understand the freedoms and liberties that come with defending our Second Amendment, how it allows us to protect our families and carry on South Dakota’s cherished hunting traditions. Especially after a successful Pheasant Fest and Stock Show, South Dakota is ready, and we would be proud to celebrate those freedoms and traditions as host of the NRA Convention.”

Noem, who is a lifetime member of the NRA and once owned a hunting lodge in northeast South Dakota, has been a proud defender of the Second Amendment. Most recently, Noem led the U.S. House in passing national concealed carry legislation.


Noem Campaign Kickoff Continues in Rapid City, Sturgis Wednesday

Noem Campaign Kickoff Continues in Rapid City, Sturgis Wednesday

Rapid City, S.D. – Kristi Noem will be in Rapid City and Sturgis on Wednesday, February 21, as part of her statewide campaign kickoff tour. During the tour, Noem will host events in rural Hamlin County, Pierre, Rapid City, Sturgis, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Yankton, Vermillion and Mitchell.

WHAT: Noem to Host Meet and Greet in Sturgis
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21 – 11:45AM (MT)
WHERE: Belle Joli Winery (3951 Vanocker Canyon Road, Sturgis)

WHAT: Noem to Host Tourism Listening Session in Rapid City
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21 – 2:00PM (MT)
WHERE: Black Hills Visitor Information Center (1851 Discovery Circle, Rapid City)

WHAT: Noem to Open West River Campaign Headquarters
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21 – 5:00PM (MT)
WHERE: Kristi for Governor West River Campaign Headquarters (1739 W Main Street, Rapid City)