Dem ED abandons the sinking ship for Sutton Gubernatorial Campaign.

From the Argus, after helping lead the State Democrat party to new historic lows in the number of elected officials, Executive Director Suzanne Jones Pranger is apparently jumping off the titanic exiting the State Democrat Party in favor of a Statewide campaign for Democrat Billie Sutton:

The South Dakota Democratic Party’s executive director has resigned, leaving the party looking for new leadership as it prepares 2018 campaigns for U.S. House and the governor’s office. Suzanne Jones Pranger said in her resignation letter she was leaving to pursue “other professional opportunities working with a statewide campaign.”


Jones Pranger didn’t say whose campaign she would be working on, but signaled it would be for state Sen. Billie Sutton, D-Burke. (Sutton has not announced his 2018 plans.) “South Dakota Democrats have many great potential candidates like Senator Billie Sutton who, should they decide to run, would level the playing field for South Dakota’s working class,” Jones Pranger said in an email.

Read it all here.

Pranger must have seen the handwriting on the wall as she was beginning another two-year cycle under failed Democrat Chairwoman Ann Tornburg, and jumped at the first chance to get aboard something, anything other than the sinking ship that is the embattled South Dakota Democrat party.

Sutton not ruling out Dem Run for Governor in 2018

Senator Minority Leader Billie Sutton continues to indicate he’s not opposed to being the Democrat’s sacrificial lamb for the 2018 Gubernatorial Race. From Today’s KCCR:

Although he isn’t saying “absolutely not,” Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton of Burke has not made any decision on a possible run for Governor in 2018.


Sutton says in all reality, he want to take some time to rest after this year’s busy session…

Read it here.

Billie is a nice guy. Too bad he’s part of a party apparatus populated by Bernie Sanderesque liberal zealots. That’s probably not going to help him.