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Kristi Noem, congressional hopeful and Tea Party favorite from South Dakota raises $1.1M
NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/2010

Posted on 10/13/2010 10:22:31 AM PDT by llevrok

Move over Christine O'Donnell.

The new Tea Party star — and fund raising machine — is Kristi Noem, a rancher, mother of three and GOP candidate for congress from South Dakota.

Noem, 38, who's a state representative and relatively unknown on the national scene, has raised $1.1 million in the last three months — more than any Republican congressional challenger in the U.S. and roughly twice as much as her Democratic incumbent opponent, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, ABC News reported.

In their quest to win back control of the House, Republicans have set their sights on Dems like Herseth-Sandlin, who ranks among the top GOP targets in November.

And already Noem has been compared by bloggers (with both criticism and praise) to her fellow Tea Party darlings, Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell, for their similar looks, personality, and seemingly quick rise to stardom.

Recent surveys indicate the race will be tight. According to a Rasmussen poll released last week, 47% said they would vote for Noem, compared to Herseth Sandlin's 44%. But since there was a 4.5% margin of error, the race remains a tossup.

And Noem isn't the only Tea Party favorite with an impressive war chest. Sharron Angle, Nevada's GOP Senate hopeful, raised a whopping $14 million in the past three months—the biggest fundraising quarter for any Senate hopeful this year (excluding those who have tapped into their personal fortunes).

Noem also has more cash on hand with $777,000 compared to her opponent's $500,000. And Noem's three-month cash-raising spree is more than what Herseth Sandlin raised in 2006 and 2008 combined.

Ken Blanchard, a political science professor at Northern State University in Aberdeen, who also runs a conservative blog, told Sioux Falls newspaper, the Argus Leader, that supporters are losing faith in Herseth Sandlin.

"Raising half the funds of a challenger in a race where you're tied or behind in the polls is a very bad sign for an incumbent," he said.

But the Dems are fighting back, branding Noem as having a "reckless disregard for the law" after her driving record surfaced -- she received 20 speeding tickets and other traffic violations in the past two decades.

And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stressed to the Wall Street Journal that reduced funding wasn't akin to a lack of support or enthusiasm for Herseth Sandlin, who labels herself an independent, moderate voice in South Dakota.

"The DCCC has invested heavily in this race and remains fully committed to Stephanie Herseth Sandlin's campaign," said Chairman Chris Van Hollen.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: noem; southdakota

Tea Party Hottie

1 posted on 10/13/2010 10:22:35 AM PDT by llevrok
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To: pissant

If I recall, you have a ping list for admirers of hot conservative women. This lady looks like she fits that category.


2 posted on 10/13/2010 10:24:33 AM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: llevrok

If anyone hasn’t done a calender of conservative beauties, It’s time to do one now. The proceeds could go to Free Republic.


3 posted on 10/13/2010 10:30:28 AM PDT by pallis
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To: llevrok
...she received 20 speeding tickets and other traffic violations in the past two decades...

That only took my daughters 4-5 years apiece.
4 posted on 10/13/2010 10:32:22 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: llevrok

Clearly, we’ll need more evidence before we can render an informed judgment...........


5 posted on 10/13/2010 10:48:14 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: day10
...she received 20 speeding tickets and other traffic violations in the past two decades...

that a plus in South Dakota. I saw her on TV awesome. She said she didn't need Sarah Palin all her ads were on horseback. Her opponent is pretty Conservative, should be GOP.

6 posted on 10/13/2010 11:00:31 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: llevrok; All

Anyone know if Thune is campaigning for/with her..it’s an at-large seat....it used to be his..same as a Senate race, essentially...and he should be out there with her, as well as helping her to raise money..


7 posted on 10/13/2010 11:09:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: pallis

Didn’t Sharron Angle raise $14 million in the July thru Sept quarter?

I don’t get this headline/comparison.

If she is running for a state position, maybe. But I think there are others who have raised more than $1.1 million.


8 posted on 10/13/2010 11:43:14 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ComputerGuy

Have ANY of you EVER driven in South Dakota?

Miles & miles of lotsa miles & miles.

Easy to speed. Long—flat—good roads. Long distances between places.

Same thing here in Nevada.


9 posted on 10/13/2010 11:45:02 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: pallis

Are they only comparing candidates for the House? Not the Senate?

BTW- Very glad to see a rancher running for Congress.

Time the elites learned something about who is FEEDING them.


10 posted on 10/13/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: llevrok

On the one hand, South Dakota is such a law-abiding place that one parking ticket per year might actually be a political issue. On the other hand, many South Dakotans don’t regard traffic rules as actual laws - just guidelines!


11 posted on 10/13/2010 12:00:04 PM PDT by mrreaganaut (Coolidge for President!)
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To: numberonepal

conservative hottie ping


12 posted on 10/13/2010 12:19:19 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: llevrok
Herseth-Sandlin is desperately trying to portray herself as independent and a South Dakotan. Truth is she was a Washington DC lawyer for years before coming back to run in South Dakota flush with donations from Emily's List and other out of state liberal groups. Her TV ads show her and her family in South Dakota settings ...someplace she doesn't visit unless campaigning. While she says she voted against Obamacare because it would be devastating to South Dakotans, she will not vote to repeal it.

Noem is a real South Dakotan and does not have to use slick media to portray her as such.

13 posted on 10/13/2010 12:25:46 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: MarineBrat; pissant; doubled; bk1000; mouser; llevrok; Red in Blue PA; MilspecRob; ...

Hottie Ping!
To be on or off the Hottie Ping List please FReepmail me.


14 posted on 10/13/2010 12:30:01 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: mrreaganaut

There is a long history of SD politicians with speeding and traffic violations. Republican Ex-Governor and Congressman Bill Janklow was nortorious and admitted to habitual speeding. He eventually killed a farmer and was convicted and went to prison for manslaughter.


15 posted on 10/13/2010 12:32:26 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: llevrok

She is one pretty girl!

Dig that smile and those fabulous eyes!


16 posted on 10/13/2010 12:52:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: llevrok

...she received 20 speeding tickets and other traffic violations in the past two decades...

??????

Really???

You don’t say....

She needs a faster car.


17 posted on 10/13/2010 12:53:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: llevrok
She's a cutie alright.


18 posted on 10/13/2010 12:54:16 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: llevrok

Much better looking than Palin, smarter too.


19 posted on 10/13/2010 1:18:32 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

She looks good to ME!


20 posted on 10/13/2010 1:58:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

She'll give Michele Bachmann a run for hottest GOP chick

21 posted on 10/13/2010 2:04:44 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

We need BOTH!


22 posted on 10/13/2010 4:09:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: llevrok

With those looks, how come she wasn’t able to gull the police out of giving her those tickets?


23 posted on 10/13/2010 5:35:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: llevrok

Oh Yeah!!!!!!!


24 posted on 10/13/2010 6:27:16 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: pissant
Much better looking than Palin, smarter too...

Wow, pissy...you have an amazing ability to make any issue about Palin.

Palin 2012.

25 posted on 10/13/2010 6:29:24 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: llevrok

Kristi Noem, a rancher, mother of three and GOP candidate>>>>>>>

NOT A LAWYER! We have to get more regular people into Congress and boot out the parasite lawyers. We have far too many lawyers lording over us. Get them out! Boot them into the private sector

Obongo/Biden are two fine examples of destructive lawyers. At least McCain and Palin were not lawyers


26 posted on 10/13/2010 6:35:48 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: gogeo

It’s because I saw 3 or 4 articles calling her another Sarah Palin. Funny thing is, she didn’t seem to want Palin’s support. LOL


27 posted on 10/13/2010 6:35:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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