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Strategist Dick Wadhams listens to former Gov. Mike Rounds at a news conference Saturday in Sioux Falls on the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.
Strategist Dick Wadhams listens to former Gov. Mike Rounds at a news conference Saturday in Sioux Falls on the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.

POLITICAL WHISPERS: Wadhams Says Rounds Has Rebounded–Really

South Dakota Republican strategist Dick Wadhams says the recent poll numbers showing former Gov. Mike Rounds at 48 percent, Democrat Rick Weiland at 24 percent and independent Larry Pressler are real numbers

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GOP US Senate candidate Mike Rounds addresses reporters Oct. 25, 2014 in Sioux Falls about his support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.
GOP US Senate candidate Mike Rounds addresses reporters Oct. 25, 2014 in Sioux Falls about his support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.

Rounds Expounds on Keystone XL Pipeline

Former South Dakota governor Mike Rounds, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, discussed his support of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the United States Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon in Sioux Falls

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

Former Governor Mike Rounds Says He Didn’t Approve $600K for Northern Beef Packers Plant

Mike Rounds says he didn't approve $600,000 in state aid for an Aberdeen beef plant authorized by a Cabinet secretary in the final days of his administration.

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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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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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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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Craig Lawrence, South Dakota Republican Party chair. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.
Craig Lawrence, South Dakota Republican Party chair. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.

EVA Acquiesces to SD GOP’s Demand to Pull Rounds Attack Ad

SIOUX FALLS — Following a strident Republican denunciation of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland and Every Voice Action's attack ad against Republican front-runner Mike Rounds Wednesday, EVA pulled its ad off South Dakota airwaves that afternoon

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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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(Photo by Jason Davis)

No Coasting into the Weekend It’s a Full-Bore Friday on VPU

The agenda is packed for the Friday edition of Viewpoint University.  We may be “Rick”-less for one more day but definitely not feckless.

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Rounds Still Leads in U.S. Senate Race But Pressler Gaining

New polling conducted this week shows increasing support for independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Presser at the expense of Republican Mike Rounds and Democrat Rick Weiland.
The poll was conducted by Nielson Brothers Polling and sponsored in part by Northern Plains News

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