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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds
South Dakota Government

Rounds Responds to Barth’s EB-5 Lawsuit, Says He Has No Personal Files

Former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds says in an affidavit that does not have any personal files related to the EB-5 scandal.

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Rick Knobe, Governor Dennis Daugaard
Todd Epp/Results Radio

Political Whispers: Governor Whispers Back on Medicaid Expansion

Sunday I reported that a legislative source said that Gov. Dennis Daugaard would expand Medicaid - after the election. Now the governor whispers back.

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
South Dakota Government

Daugaard to Support Medicaid Expansion? According to ‘Political Whispers’!

A legislative source says that Gov. Dennis Daugaard will finally relent and support Medicaid expansion to 48,000 South Dakotans - after the November election.

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Former South Dakota governor Mike Rounds, left, and former Arkansas governor Mike
Huckabee, attend a news conference in Sioux Falls Friday prior to a rally where 
Huckabee endorsed Rounds in the U.S. Senate race. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern 
Plains News used with permission.
Former South Dakota governor Mike Rounds, left, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, attend a news conference in Sioux Falls Friday prior to a rally where Huckabee endorsed Rounds in the U.S. Senate race. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News used with permission.

Unlike Rounds, Huckabee Said He Had No Problems with Arkansas’ EB-5 Program

SIOUX FALLS — Another governor named Mike also had an EB-5 foreign investment for Green Cards program — Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

Friday Huckabee joined and endorsed another former governor named Mike — Mike Rounds — at a joint news conference followed by a noontime rally

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Minimum Wage Support
Todd Epp/Northern Plains News

Progressives Want South Dakotans to Get on the Minimum Wage Bus

SIOUX FALLS -- Union members, college students and Weiland for U.S. Senate supporters joined a bus touring the nation in support of fairness to America's and South Dakota’s middle class.

Americans United for Change’s bus stopped briefly Thursday morning at the Labor Temple with its “Put the Middle Class First” tour

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Former Gov. Mike Rounds talks with a voter at the opening of his U.S. Senate campaign office in Sioux Falls in spring 2014. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern  Plains News, used with permission.
Former Gov. Mike Rounds talks with a voter at the opening of his U.S. Senate campaign office in Sioux Falls in spring 2014. Photo by 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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US Senate South Dakota Candidate Forum
Todd Epp, KSOO

Senate Candidates Zero in on Mike Rounds, Stake Out Positions at KSOO Candidate Forum

Three of the four candidates for U.S. Senate in South Dakota – Gordon Howie (I), Larry Pressler (I), and Rick Weiland (D) – met at KSOO's studios earlier today, each with their idiosyncratic personalities on display as they aimed to get their views out ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

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Larry Pressler Poetry Reading in Sioux Falls
Chris Kissel, KSOO

At Cowboy Poetry Reading, Senate Candidate Larry Pressler Plays Lonesome, Centrist Tune

On this cool Wednesday night at Botski's, a strip-mall sports bar in Sioux Falls, there are almost as many journalists as there are regulars camped among the barroom tables. Above it all flashes the giant television, showing game four of the National League Championship Series between the Cardinals and the Giants.

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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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Larry Pressler
Larry Pressler. Photo byDan Peters/KSOO.

Don’t Think Great Thoughts, Read the Statute re Pressler Being a ‘D.C. Resident’

Important safety tip: Don’t believe everything you read coming from political parties, campaigns or even the media.

Pressler is registered to vote in Sioux Falls as an independent in legislative district 12, according to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s voter file

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