From the Aberdeen American News comes an editorial which tells us what we already know. That Democrats aren’t returning to the Governor’s office anytime soon:
Now, it seems Republicans likely know their choices — either Noem or state Attorney General Marty Jackley, who said Tuesday he is creating a political action committee and funding it with $700,000 for his bid for governor.
Incumbent governor Dennis Daugaard cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
Who the Democrats will run for governor is unknown. And, in truth, it might not matter. The last time a Democrat served as governor was in 1979, and there’s no reason to believe the political winds will shift enough to give the hobbled party a realistic chance at residing in the governor’s mansion anytime soon.