This morning, I was rousted out of bed at 4:30 AM, so my daughter could hold a snake. Welcome to the Salt Lake City Comicon.

The headline doesn’t lie. This past week, I’ve been living out of a hotel room to indulge my #3 daughter, a High School Senior, on a trip she had been asking to take for a long time. Her mother and I have done trips as far away as Disneyland, and as close as Sioux Falls to indulge a grand wish of a child who was soon to be pushed from the nest into the great Continue Reading →

Chuck Haan told to buzz off by court, again.

Haan’s Lawsuit Against the Secretary of State Seeking Placement on Ballot for U.S. House of Representatives Dismissed PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that Charles W. Haan had filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Jason Gant to certify Haan as a candidate for the United States House of Representatives. Today the Circuit Court dismissed the lawsuit finding that the Secretary of State complied with state law, and Haan’s name will not appear Continue Reading →

Rounds campaign press release: Rick Weiland is Not Telling the Truth to South Dakotans

Rick Weiland is Not Telling the Truth to South Dakotans Sioux Falls, SD – September 5, 2014 – In a desperate attempt to save a failing campaign, liberal Obama Democrat Rick Weiland has gone on the air with a television commercial filled with inaccuracies, innuendo, misinformation and outright lies. South Dakotans deserve better and will not accept this shameless attempt to dishonestly politicize a federal program while hiding Weiland’s own unpopular positions on issues that Continue Reading →

Weiland has one of top campaign gaffes this year.

If you’re going to screw up, screw up big. And according to the Hill, that’s just what Rick Weiland did, coming in with one of the top political campaign gaffes of the year: Gaffes like these can distract from the campaign’s message as well as fuel opponents’s attacks. Especially with the near omnipresence of opposition research trackers, they are reminders that candidates need to watch what they say at all times, even if remarks are Continue Reading →

Weiland’s Big, Desperate Lie

Weiland’s Big, Desperate Lie Weiland is wrong on the issues so all he can do is lie about Rounds Sioux Falls, SD – President Obama’s Senate candidate, Rick Weiland, launched a new television ad today that lies about Mike Rounds and an economic development program that created thousands of jobs in South Dakota, the South Dakota Republican Party charged today. Immediately after Weiland’s ad aired, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader pointed out that Weiland’s statement Continue Reading →

Slick Rick Weiland is now just making stuff up.

After Democrats at the national level party announced they’ve written off South Dakota, the Weiland campaign must be getting pretty desperate. They just recently put out a hard negative tv commercial that is running quite a ways downfield from the truth. The commercial notes in part: When Mike Rounds ran the EB-5 program, U.S residency cards were for sale to the highest bidders, putting millions into the pockets of the Governor’s hired cronies while South Continue Reading →

Guest Editorial – Keystone: Why the Dollars and Cents Matter

Keystone: Why the Dollars and Cents Matter Katie Tubb, Heritage Foundation Anyone familiar with the Keystone XL Pipeline debate is familiar with the name Tom Steyer. The billionaire has spent millions on his campaign fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline and its alleged contribution to global warming. He and others along with him have pledged $100 million in campaign funds to candidates taking a stand against global warming this year and will likely spend millions more Continue Reading →

Thune Submits Comments on South Dakota Rail Service Concerns for Fargo STB Hearing

Thune Submits Comments on South Dakota Rail Service Concerns for Fargo STB Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, submitted the following comments to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for its public hearing in Fargo, North Dakota this morning focused on the region’s rail service issues that continue to negatively impact agriculture producers, utilities, and other businesses. Since the beginning of this year, Continue Reading →