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Rick Weiland
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Political Whispers – Why Did U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Weiland Torch the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

When did Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland know the end was nigh for the 2014 race? Thursday.

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Rounds Knobe
(Courtesy Photo from Rounds for Senate)

Five Gold Stars for former Governor Mike Rounds from Political Whispers

In a bruising major political campaign like this year’s South Dakota U.S. Senate race, relations between candidate and journalist can get prickly.

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South Dakota Democrats’ Most Important Election is Really in Early 2015 on Political Whispers

Unless U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland can pull off an upset Election Day, the South Dakota Democratic Party will be shut out of holding a single statewide office.

I’m not sure when the last time this has happened but I don’t recall it happening since I’ve been involved in South Dakota politics in some capacity starting in 1986

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Mike Rounds Mike Huckabee
(Todd Epp/Northern Plains News)

Let Us Know if You Would Rather Be Swayed by Political Heavyweight Endorsements or a Chat with Trusted Friends

The political winds have brought the “out of town experts with the briefcase” to South Dakota.

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Drivers Need to Keep a Lookout for Bicyclists Who Still Have to Watch Their Own Backs

Three events stand out in the mind when it comes to the ever-tenuous relationship between cars and bicyclists in Sioux Falls from this past summer. 

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KSOO US Senate Debate with Gordie Howe, Larry Pressler and Rick Weiland
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Observations On South Dakota US Senate Forum On KSOO

I hosted a debate Wednesday, along with Todd Epp, between three of the four candidates for the South Dakota US Senate Race on Viewpoint University.

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Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds
Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, Used with Permission

Rounds’ EB-5 Word Salad

Blogger Cory Allen Heidelberger excerpts this recent interview of Republican Senate candidate Mike Rounds in the Black Hills Pioneer on one of the many questions in the EB-5 scandal:

We Don't Fire a Guy for Getting Sued ... 
You have

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Could a Good Chocolate Cake Be Better Than Speed Dating?

The title of the recipe is “Triple Chocolate Mess,” but it could also be dubbed “The Matchmaker.” 

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Early Voting Begins In Iowa For Presidential Election

What Are the Limits of PACs Coordinating with U.S. Senate Campaigns? Good Question.

It seems the conventional "wisdom" among the South Dakota political operatives, reporters and bloggers is that political action committees can't coordinate with federal office seekers like the U.S. Senate race candidates.

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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds
South Dakota Government

Don’t Expect EB-5 Road to Go Through Rounds

The road to clarity about South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal will not run directly through former Gov. Mike Rounds.

That is not saying the same thing as the Republican front-runner for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota is or is not culpable

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