Any Republican Legislators ready to follow Stan Adelstein to Support Billie Sutton? I didn’t think so….

This letter is hitting certain mailboxes around the state today, as former State Senator Stan Adelstein is attempting to enlist current and former legislators to join him on a list of legislators supporting Billie Sutton.

And he was even kind enough to write their statement for them:

(I thought political mailings needed a disclaimer? Hmmm…)

So, exactly how many current and former legislators are ready to stand with the man that one legislator derided as “a cancer” on the caucus?   Stan claims he’ll “have at least 100 names,” but I’m not sure he’s written that many checks where people feel that obligated.

33 Replies to “Any Republican Legislators ready to follow Stan Adelstein to Support Billie Sutton? I didn’t think so….”

  1. John

    If there are any Republicans on the list I bet it’s the normal cast of characters who are no longer really Republicans that are pushing all these ballot issues all the time

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  2. Fred Deutsch

    I received Stan’s letter in the mail today. I frankly find it insulting that he would l ask Republican leaders to side with Billie and his people. They have have nothing to do with Republican vision or values, and to suggest otherwise is deceitful.

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  3. Fred Deutsch

    3:59: When I think of Republican vision and values, I think of our platform:

    The fundamental principles of the South Dakota Republican Party are rooted in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of South Dakota. The Party supports the preservation of our Republic, its ideals, and its institutions for the good of all Americans.

    We believe the strength of our nation derives from an adherence to Judeo-Christian values. We support our nation’s heritage of religious freedom and personal responsibility. Republicans recognize we must be proactive in defending freedom at every level. We believe in equal rights and equal justice for all.

    We recognize the free enterprise system and the work ethic of our people as the foundation of our economic success and security. The proper role of government is to provide for the people those critical functions that cannot be properly performed by individuals or private organizations. The most effective and responsible government is government closest to the people. The Republican Party, including its members, leaders, and elected officials must be cognizant of this Republican Platform and the fundamental principles of the Constitution of South Dakota and the United States of America.

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    1. Anonymous

      Fred- the Framers and Founders wanted religion explicitly out of Government. I understand your views but frankly find you, and the fraction of the party you claim to represent, as out of touch and insulting to the majority of Republicans in the State.

      Happily splitting my ticket to clean the Pierre swamp of people like you and Dale Bartscher.

      The good ol’ boy society needs to be done away with and the only want to do that is bring wholesale change.

      Frankly- no better than Stace or Lora.

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      1. Troy Jones

        Explicitly? That is flat out wrong. They didn’t want government favoring a religion. We as individual citizens were and are free to bring or not bring their religion to the public square as they wish.

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        1. Anonymous

          They didn’t want to force a national religion onto the citizens? Yep, that sounds like what was repeated in every history class I attended. We were also taught America was founded and structured on our God given rights, natural rights.

          God’s not allowed in public school any longer, so today’s students are diverted from the truth and told government is god.

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          1. Anonymous

            That’s why we need to improve the teachers we currently have and attract better teachers to the state.

            We can’t consistently be dropping the bar when it comes to educating the next generations. We’re about as bad as Alabama or Mississippi …

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      2. Anonymous

        but we need more culture war distractions. They have been very effective and the merging of church and state should continue.

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  4. Sen. Jim Stalzer

    I especially like the part about Michelle Lavallee being more qualified to manage the Senate than Larry Rhoden. My bet is she has never read the SD Constitution or for that matter, even seen a Red Book or Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure. We could spend some long days listening to her and the Senator from Hanson County arguing about procedure.

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      1. a friend of education

        Mrs. Lavallee seems a capable person. She effectively destroyed Jolene in the Sioux Falls mayoral race. I’ve no doubt that she’s smart. Consequently, I’m suspect Michelle could study up on the rules & handle the job if elected. Larry Rhoden, on the other hand, is not just a good man, he’s acquired years of experience in our state senate. He already knows the ropes. Thanks to his superb background, including honorable military service, he’s a bit more qualified than Michelle to be our Lt. Governor. If you’re voting on politics, pick who you like. If you’re voting on experience, it’s Rhoden.

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        1. Anonymous

          Jolene destroyed Jolene in the SF mayoral race, she did it all herself. And, of course we should give it up to the voters, they came through in the end.

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  5. JKC

    If a political party recognizes “adherence” in reference to a religion, or in this case two religions, then how can it also claim to support “religious freedom?”

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    1. duggersd

      By an adherence, that is indicating being a follower. This is not pushing a religion upon the people. This just means that faith is going to be a guide in how that person governs. If you do not like that person’s adherence to a religion, then feel free to vote against that person. It always amazes me how certain people like to take a small phrase and turn it into something it is not. Personally, I prefer to have someone in office who has some sort of a rudder for life.

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  6. Anonymous

    Sutton supported Hillary. Just because he wears a flippin’ cowboy hat doesn’t mean he supports South Dakota values. Wake up, Adelstein, you dufus! Oh, and you ARE NOT a state senator anymore. You didn’t get that title for life, so drop it, Lefty.

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  7. Uncle Bill

    Uncle Billie Billie doesn’t have much real world experience either. That combination would be a disaster for South Dakota.

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      1. Anonymous

        Of what?

        She’s been on the state of Federal rolls for how long now? And even if she were such a great CEO- how much in govt subsidies has she gotten now?

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      2. Anonymous

        Hasn’t she also relied on over $3 million in government handouts and subsidies to keep her business afloat? That soundS so like a horrible CEO who can make wise business decisions.

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  8. SSD

    If the Democrat in Republican’s clothing, Stan Adelstein, tells me not to vote for someone, I would definitely do the opposite. Noem and Rhoden all the way! Billie Sutton is an inexperienced kid. What a disaster he would be!

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  9. Anonymous

    Democrats will get all excited and be completely demoralized when they lose by a minimum of 15%.

    If Billie wins it is the greatest upset in modern politics in SD. That is why I say he doesn’t have a chance.

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  10. Pondering

    Given his reputation, Stan might consider endorsing and supporting Conservatives. People would assume the opposite and vote for their opponents. Its a clever plan and I hope Stan reads this. Do it, Stan. Do it!

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  11. Steven

    If Billie Sutton is the real deal, why is he with the party that is pushing violence and promoting illegals in the Country? Did he not support Hillary fo President? His “conservative” stance does not ring true to me.
    I wish Marty would have won the primary, but I’m stuck with voting for Boehner’s lap dog, Kristi.

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