Russ Janklow comes aboard Team Jackley for 2018 Campaign

Gubernatorial Scion Russ Janklow was announced today as Campaign Treasurer for gubernatorial hopeful Attorney General Marty Jackley, in an effort to make up the fundraising deficit Jackley faces against Congresswoman Kristi Noem:

Russ Janklow’s presence on the campaign could help Jackley overcome a potential weakness in the area of fundraising. Noem, following the transfer of $1.6 million from her congressional account, ended the year with $1.8 million on hand – a sizeable lump of money for a primary that is still more than a year and a half away.

“We’re very pleased with where we are financially overall and with how things came together at the end of the year,” Noem spokesman Justin Brasell said in a statement. “Kristi continues to persuade new people to join our team every day. Kristi is taking nothing for granted and is out there working hard for every vote just like she always has.”

Jackley ended the year about $800,000 behind Noem.

Read it all here.

26 Replies to “Russ Janklow comes aboard Team Jackley for 2018 Campaign”

    1. Anonymous

      I don’t know that Russ pulls the strings the article indicates but it says that a Janklow will be backing Jackley.

      I’m telling everyone that Jackley will be the frontrunner for governor pretty soon. He is going to be more formidable than team Noem expected and they should spend more time in sd. I’m talking her staff not her.

      Jackley will do well in a head to head race.

  1. Lee Schoenbeck

    In the world of odd criticism, chief’s comment is in a class all by itself

    Russ Janklow is a great choice

  2. Anonymous

    I don’t think it matters who he brings onto his team it won’t make a difference Noem has the grassroots and more support in South Dakota. I don’t think Jackley has the characteristics to make a good governor.

      1. Anonymous

        I’m not a Noem troll I support Matt Michael’s but I love it every time you say it because it just makes Team Marty and Team Noem want to fight more. If Matt doesn’t run I’m definitely voting for Noem. I think Jackley is corrupt.

      2. Anonymous

        Tired of false attacks saying it is Noem…how about Marty has made some bad decisions this last year

        1) Hired Glodt while he was supporting Marcy’s Law
        2) Supports medical marijuana
        3) gives a slap on the wrist plea deal to Joop Bolen which he knows will be a slap on the wrist since he supported SB 70…

        Let’s start there

    1. Grassroots voter

      Um- you mean the grassroots that voted against the Noem endorsed chair yesterday. The grassroots of the GOP are sick of congress.

    2. Anonymous

      I haven’t talked to anyone who is supporting Noem. Ask around and I think you will find the same thing. I know her supporters are out there but I haven’t found them yet.

      1. Anonymous

        You should talk to someone outside of the Pierre bubble once in a while. You might learn something.

  3. Anonymous

    I think Marty has too many skeletons in his closet. The worst being Joop Bollen getting a $1500 fine with $200,000 still missing and no jail time. That’s not justice and the people South Dakota should demand better.

      1. Anonymous

        well good as long as the money was replaced all is well…5 felonies plead to ONE are you kidding me

  4. Anonymous

    I’m surprised Marty didn’t just hire this guy and make him an assistant attorney general and put him on the state payroll.

  5. Anonymous

    Jackley already shakes down every attorney across the state for money I’m not sure what Russ is going to do to help that.

  6. Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s trolling when someone stating facts. If you can’t defend what Marty has been doing then you continue to try and change the subject and call anyone that criticizes him a troll I’m not sure Marty has surrounded himself with good advisers.

  7. Marty Capone

    Marty Capone [redacted]. When you give the guy a $1500 fine and no jail time I see that as corruption.

    If you have proof of this, post a link. If not, please don’t spread untruths. – the editor

  8. SDGOPer

    PP, any chance you’ll be doing a post on the year-end financial reports? I had mostly forgotten about them until this post. Anything interesting in them?