In SD, US Senators have never just retired

This morning, Tom Lawrence has an excellent historical article, looking at U.S. Senator John Thune’s upcoming decision as to whether … More

The Over 25 Club: SD’s longest-serving state officials

Public service is an important part of South Dakota’s culture. Many, many people take a few years to serve, on … More

Will the SD GOP winning streak continue in 2020?

This is an update of a post that was written prior to the 2018 general election. The 2020 election marks … More

Governors after leaving office

On January 5, 2019, Gov. Dennis Daugaard will leave office as his successor, Kristi Noem, is sworn in as South … More

MAPS! (of general elections for SD Governor)

The general election contest between Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton is less than a month away. Polls indicate … More

2018 SD GOP looks to extend its winning streak

This is an update of a post that was done prior to the 2016 general election. The South Dakota Republican … More