The Hughes County Lincoln Day Dinner is set to kick off the 2012 Lincoln Day season on February 21st. In 2010 Kristi Noem announced her primary campaign for US Congress at the Hughes County dinner. One has to wonder if anything exciting will happen this time around.
If memory serves me correctly, all of those candidates who are now serving in elected statewide office had officially announced their candidacies by this time two years ago.
Which makes me realize we have a bare field compared to 2010 when two or three people ran for every position available at the convention. We still don’t have an officially announced candidate for National Committeewoman and Nelson and Fiegen are currently running unopposed.
For organizing purposes and getting your supporters locked in as delegates to the state convention in Sioux Falls in June, I wouldn’t recommend waiting too much longer if you are a potential candidate currently on the fence. The deadline for your supporters to become voting delegates (precinct committeeman or committeewoman) is March 27th. Sign them up! (do not confuse this with the March 1st caucus date for RNC delegates)