Candidate for Gov/Former Constitution Party Chair on the air. At least through Sunday

Republican Candidate for Governor Lora Hubbel has apparently gotten her credit card out, and is putting herself on the airwaves. At least for the balance of the weekend on KELO AM, according to the FCC:

2018-kelo-am-state-governor-lora-hubbel-328247-20180131-222750920-pdf by Pat Powers on Scribd

What’s the Hubbelcraft flying this weekend? Apparently this former chair of the constitution party is out parroting her paranoid fantasies in a 1 minute radio ad claiming that “a person registered as an Iowa Democrat until last year” is chair of the State GOP, so people should sign her petitions.

Really. I’m not kidding.

Hubbel is spending $384 on the radio advertisement which is actually $284 more than she reported raising in all of 2017.    I was just interviewed on this whole thing, so there’s more to the story coming out.

Can a candidate jump the shark before they’re a candidate?  We’ll see.

Lora Hubbel quote of the day.

“I think every kid who won’t listen to his parents should stick a knife in an outlet once in their life…we all did! Its part of growing up!”  – Lora Hubbel, Republican candidate for Governor. 

every kid who won’t listen to his parents should stick a knife in an outlet once in their life…we all did?” That actually might explain a lot.

No word on whether she was finally able to find a sober notary.

GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Lora Hubbel has called no Republicans gay…. except when she did.

In case you were wondering, GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Lora Hubbel announced today (just for the record) that she has called no Republicans gay….

So, despite CNN being on the TV and an emphasis on a BIG TENT Republican Party, Lora officially announced today that she has “called NO ONE gay.”

That is, she has “called NO ONE gay”…except for the time that she did (from June 20, 2016):

Read that here.

I swear, you can’t make this kind of stuff up. Yes, that was Lora claiming the “SD Republican State Party” is “led by gay men” after the 2016 primary. Despite today’s pronouncement.

Here’s a thought for Lora: If in trying to explain away old Facebook crazy, you end up making new Facebook crazy, next time you might want to quit while you’re ahead.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate claims will “weed out” bad judges if elected. Says who?

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Lora Hubbel made a statement on her facebook page on Tuesday on what her policy would be towards members of the Judicial Branch of South Dakota’s Government if she was successful in her bid to be the State’s next Governor.

Hubbel notes that “As Governor I plan on weeding out the bad ones” in reference to an inquiry on seeking a judge who would be fair in a child custody battle:

While the Governor has the ability to appoint judges (working with the judicial qualifications commission), in the instance of vacancies it is unclear by what mechanism Hubbel believes a standing Governor could remove a judge.

According to state law and the South Dakota State Constitution, South Dakota judges may be removed in one of two ways:  On the recommendation of the judicial qualifications commission, the State Supreme Court, after a hearing, may censure, remove, or retire a judge. Or in the case of a Supreme Court Justice, a Justice may be impeached by a majority vote of the House of Representatives and convicted by a two-thirds vote of the State Senate.

Conceivably, to “weed out” what she perceives as the bad ones, Hubbel could send an endless flurry of sternly worded letters to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Or she could try to leverage her “Two citizens who are not of the same political party, appointed by the Governor” appointments to the Judicial Qualifications Commission to do her bidding.  But nowhere in the Constitution or State Law can I find that the Chief Executive of the State of South Dakota has the ability to unilaterally “weed out the bad judges.”

As Governor, she could conceivably endorse or oppose circuit court judicial candidates when they’re up for election. However, if her intent as Governor would be to endorse judicial candidates, this would be somewhat hypocritical, considering her past statements.

Any thoughts? Or is this just another reminder of why Lora Hubbel is utterly unfit in any capacity to be considered as a candidate for Governor.

Update….

“It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”
– Yogi Berra 

Lora Hubbel just has to keep digging that hole deeper…

Lora Hubbel’s latest spin on her attack on the GOP Chair is because he ran for office 6 years after switching parties.

2 months after losing the race for the Republican nomination for Governor in the 2014 Republican primary, Lora Hubbel joined the Independent ticket to run against Republicans.

And less than 6 months after resigning as chairman of the Constitution party, Hubbel announced she was running for Governor as a Republican.

If we’re comparing it to Lora’s track record, 6 years is a pretty darned long time.

(She just has to keep digging that hole deeper, doesn’t she?)

Update – Lora’s still digging away…

I never realized she held such a dim view of Ronald Reagan.  Do you think she also applies that to Constitution Party members…. and former chairwomen?

Lora Hubbel’s backfiring press conference….

As we go further and further down the rabbit hole… From KELO Radio:

Party changing Hubbel accuses SDGOP chair of party changing

Republican candidate for South Dakota governor Lora Hubbel has accused state GOP chair Dan Lederman of being a Democrat.

In a series of emails, she provided a document that showed Lederman was a registered Democrat when he lived in Iowa–in 2000.

and…

Earlier this year, Hubbel resigned as chair of the South Dakota Constitutional Party. In 2014, she ran as the lieutenant governor candidate as an independent, with the late Mike Myers.

They ran as Independents, while Dennis Daugaard and Matt Michels ran as Republicans and Susan Wismer and Susie Blake ran as Democrats.

Currently, Hubbel claims to be a member of the Republican Party.

Read it all here.

SD Political Time Machine: Lora Hubbel elected Chair of SD Constitution Party – July 11, 2016

It’s time for the South Dakota Political Time Machine…

Constitution Party of South Dakota elects
former state representative as new chairwoman

New party officers and 5 candidates nominated for the CP of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Kurt Evans won the CP’s nomination for the US Senate at the Constitution Party of South Dakota’s state convention that was held on Saturday, July 9th in Sioux Falls. We are happy to have Kurt back in our party after a long hiatus. He was a delegate to our national convention back in 1996 when the party was still under the original party name of the “US Taxpayers’ Party”. Welcome back Kurt!

Presidential Nominee Darrell Castle joined the convention live via Skype with updates on his campaign and a live Q&A session with the state convention attendees.

Lori Stacey decided not to seek re-election as State Chairman. She had recently been elected as the new Regional Co-Chairman for the 12 Midwestern states at the National Convention which took place in Salt Lake City in April.

Lora Hubbel was elected as the new State Chairman of the Constitution Party of South Dakota! We also elected Joel Bergan as the new State Vice-Chairman. Lori Stacey will serve as State Party Treasurer and Secretary.

As found here, because the SD Constitutional Party removed it from their website here.  But they do make reference to it here.

(Is there a point to this? Don’t worry. It’s going to get funnier….)

Lora Hubbel Pre-Primary Report: 21k in donations, 23k spent, 4k in debt, 2k cash on hand.

When is a campaign for Governor like a campaign for a state legislative race?  When you see what Lora Hubbel raised for her election for Governor:

Hubbel Preprimary Report

I have the suspicion this is not going to end well for her.

Lora Hubbel accepting a foreign donation? Or not. This is all quite confusing.

Lora Hubbel is clucking on her facebook page because she received a donation of 50,000 mazacoin:

sorta_coin

What’s a mazacoin? As I understand it, that $50,000mzc she received has a value of about $10.  If you look at the website for mazacoin, you’ll see how they describe it:

MazaCoin is an all new fork of the ZetaCoin project that branched from BitCoin. MazaCoin is the Official National Currency of the Traditional Lakota Nation.

and..

Sovereign Currency

As a Crypto-Currency, MazaCoin is uniquely qualified to hold and preserve the wealth of a sovereign nation. Minting coinage can be a powerful symbol of national identity and sovereignty, this is especially true of tribal or micro-nations who can not afford a fiat currency system.

Read it all here.

So, help me understand this. If I’m reading this correctly, Lora is accepting a campaign donation from a declared “sovereign nation” in this sovereign nation’s own currency.  So, does that mean the Lora Hubbel campaign is accepting a foreign donation, similar to if someone from France or China showed up on her doorstep?

So, what are the logistics if this is considered a foreign donation given the nature of the sovereign claim of the group issuing the currency? I’d have to look that one up.

The currency is described as an offshoot or distant cousin of the Bitcoin currency.   And last I knew, even Bitcoin is a wide and new frontier in campaign finance anywhere, aside from the fact this is a donation made in the form of a cousin currency.

Bitcoin and the affiliated currencies are being closely eyed by regulators, as a lot of people are making a lot of money off of them. And that’s why I assume the group created this new one. But, good luck getting a bank to exchange them for dollars.

Even better luck figuring how to put them on the campaign finance form.

Aside from being given $10 in foreign currency that she can’t exchange, I suspect Lora has now triggered a discussion that will be had by the legislature about electronic currencies being accepted by political campaigns.