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South Dakota (GOP Club)

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  • Latest Poll Shows Herseth Leading

    10/10/2002 10:27:59 PM PDT · by Gunder · 21 replies · 1,070+ views
    keloland ^ | 10/10/02
    Stephanie Herseth is no longer the underdog. In fact, the newcomer candidate holds a slight edge over political powerhouse, Governor Bill Janklow in the race for South Dakota's seat in the U.S. House. It's the second KELOLAND News Election poll in which Herseth's held a slight lead. When the KELOLAND News Election poll showed registered South Dakota voters favored Herseth in August, the Janklow campaign said the Governor hadn't hit the campaign trail yet. Now with less than four weeks until the election, our exclusive poll shows Janklow still hasn't made up any ground. When Governor Bill Janklow entered the...
  • Johnson, Thune Deny Responsibility for Abortion Fliers

    10/03/2002 2:12:50 PM PDT · by Gunder · 1 replies · 780+ views
    Johnson, Thune Deny Responsibility For Abortion Fliers People in Aberdeen found out Sunday that even church services are getting tangled in the US Senate race between Republican John Thune and Democrat Tim Johnson. Churchgoers returning to their vehicles after services at Sacred Heart and Saint Mary's Catholic parishes found leaflets on their windshields. The papers said in part: "You can help keep abortion legal. Vote for Tim Johnson for US Senate." Johnson's campaign blames Thune's supporters. Thune's campaign rejects that notion and points a finger at Johnson's backers. Similar leaflets were distributed at Catholic and Protestant churches in Sioux Falls...
  • Johnson Up In SD Senate Race

    Aside from Thune's GOP poll showing him up, all other polls show Johnson leading, including this one. The Public Opinion Strategies Poll showing Thune leading was done for "another statewide GOP candidate". Thune hasn't released one of his own in months, but he sued to. Seems to me that confirms the trend that shows him trailing. Not good for Thune. He'll have a tough time using Iraq, as Johnson is the only Senator who ahs a kid on active duty U.S. military, who served in Afghanistan this year and whose unit (101st Airborne) has already been deemed publicaly as one...
  • Janklow has edge; 12% undecided [SD-AL]

    09/28/2002 5:33:44 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 5 replies · 696+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | 9/28/02 | Peter Harriman
    <p>Republican Bill Janklow leads Democrat Stephanie Herseth by seven points in their race for the U.S. House, according to a statewide poll, but a substantial portion of voters have yet to make their choice.</p> <p>Janklow, the four-term governor of the state, was favored by 47 percent of the respondents to the poll, commissioned by the Argus Leader and KSFY-TV. Political newcomer Herseth was picked by 40 percent of those interviewed.</p>
  • Rounds builds strong lead in run for governor [SD]

    09/27/2002 5:18:53 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | 9/27/02 | Terry Woster
    <p>PIERRE - Republican Mike Rounds holds a solid lead over Democrat Jim Abbott in the race for South Dakota governor, according to a statewide poll.</p> <p>More than half the people questioned in the Argus Leader/KSFY-TV poll said they'd vote for the Pierre insurance executive if the election were held now. His 51 percent showing compared with 32 percent for Abbott of Vermillion. Three percent split among a pair of third-party candidates, and 14 percent are undecided.</p>

    09/25/2002 3:05:53 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 36 replies · 749+ views
    Thune for Senate ^ | 24 Sep 2002 | Phi Kap Mom
    SUPPORT/DONATE to CONG JOHN THUNE -- DEFEAT JOHNSON SEND A MESSAGE TO DASCHLE! John visits with National Rifle Association members today after a press conference where the NRA publicly endorsed John. 09.24.2002 New Poll Shows Thune with Five Point Lead A Public Opinion Strategies poll conducted September 22 - 23, 2002 showed Thune up 5 points (Thune 48% to Johnson 43%). DONATE By contributing to John Thune's campaign, you are ensuring South Dakota maintains an outspoken and responsible voice in the Senate. John's campaign is based on serving South Dakotans and the belief that each vote makes a difference. Successful...
  • Latest Poll: Thune Up By Five Points

    09/24/2002 7:14:56 PM PDT · by nospinzone · 12 replies · 327+ views
    New Poll Shows Thune with Five Point Lead From Today’s Hotline: A Public Opinion Strategies (R) poll, conducted 9/22-23 for another statewide GOP campaign, surveyed 400 likely voters; margin of error +/- 4.9% (Hotline sources, 9/24). Tested: Sen. Tim Johnson (D), Rep. John Thune (R) and one other. General Election Matchup Now 7/23-25 6/19-20 Thune 48% 46% 44% Johnson 43 43 43 Other 2 2 1 Undec. 7 8 11 Dir. of State Now 8/02 Right Track 49% 42% Wrong Track 38 45 2002 Copyright National Journal
  • KELOLAND News Poll: Janklow Vs. Herseth (SD House; 41% - 44%)

    08/28/2002 6:04:39 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 5 replies · 896+ views
    KELOLAND.com ^ | 8/27/02 | John Bachman
    KELOLAND News Poll: Janklow Vs. Herseth Both Governor Bill Janklow and Stephanie Herseth won their primary elections by large margins. You can expect a closer count in November. Stephanie Herseth considers herself the underdog against Governor Bill Janklow in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives. But she believes she can win. And according to the KELOLAND Election Poll, Herseth has a slight edge over the political veteran, Janklow. The scientific poll shows that if the election was held today, 44 percent of the 600 voters surveyed would choose Herseth. 41 percent would pick Janklow. But with a margin...
  • KELOLAND News Poll: Thune vs. Johnson [40% - 40%]

    08/27/2002 4:54:49 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 23 replies · 567+ views
    KELOLAND.COM ^ | 8/26/02 | Don Jorgensen
    KELOLAND News Poll: Thune vs Johnson All this week we'll unveil the numbers from our latest KELOLAND NEWS POLL. It's been proven over the years that this is the most accurate and dependable poll in the area. KELOLAND'S Don Jorgensen joins us with a look at the numbers and has reaction from both candidates. The U-S Senate race in South Dakota is one of the most hotly contested and closely watched campaigns this election year. In one corner you have Republican John Thune and in the other corner Democrat Tim Johnson. Both are popular South Dakota politicians, plus this race...
  • Siegelman, Riley Win Ala. Primaries

    06/04/2002 7:30:29 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 1,122+ views
    AP ^ | 06/04/2002 | ROBERT TANNER
    Term-limited South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow jumped ahead of former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler in the GOP contest for a House seat Tuesday, while Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman easily defeated his chief opponent for the Democratic primary. In New Jersey, wealthy businessman Douglas Forrester defeated two state senators for the right to challenge scandal-tarnished Democratic Sen. Robert Torricelli (news, bio, voting record). Scott Garrett, a conservative lawmaker opposed by retiring New Jersey congresswoman Marge Roukema, won the GOP contest to replace her.In all, seven states held elections on the busiest primary day so far of the 2002 season.In Alabama, Siegelman,...
  • Thune leads Johnson 46-42

    05/16/2002 10:45:21 AM PDT · by afuturegovernor · 33 replies · 363+ views
    Keloland News Poll ^ | May 16, 2002 | Staff Reports
    Thune leads Johnson 46-42 Source: KELOLAND NEWS Poll By: Staff Reporters 5/16/02 It's one of the most closely watched political races in the country, Thune vs Johnson. A victory for Thune could mean a shift in power in the Senate. If the election were held today, who would win in November? It's too close to call. Tonight in our exclusive KELOLAND election poll, we get a look at how tight the Senate race is between Republican Congressman John Thune and Democratic Senator Tim Johnson. When it comes to elections, they don't get any tighter than this. Republican John Thune holds...

    04/02/2002 7:00:04 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 37 replies · 2,577+ views
    National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | 2 April 2002 | Sen Bill Frist, MD
    Subj: One of this year's key Senate Races: New Jersey Date: 04/02/2002 7:57:15 PM Central Standard Time From: billfrist@listserv.nrsc.org To: skcalien@aol.com Dear NRSC E-Member, This year, you will be receiving updates from us on key Senate races across the country where we have a good chance to pick up Republican seats. Last week NRSC Communications Director Ginny Wolfe sent out an e-mail announcing the launch of our newest Web site, http://www.torricelliduck.com. We wanted to notify all of our supporters that the New Jersey Senate race is an important opportunity for us. Even if you don’t live in New Jersey, I...
  • South Dakota Senate Campaign: Bush Versus Daschle (by Proxy)

    04/02/2002 10:49:55 AM PST · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 13 replies · 339+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 2002 | ALISON MITCHELL
    IOUX FALLS, S.D., March 29 — The miles of snow-dusted farms and ranches of the Great Plains seem an unlikely epicenter for the struggle to control the Senate. Stranger still is that majority power in Washington may well end up turning on such intense local concerns as whether meatpackers can own livestock and whether South Dakota values political pork. But that is what happens when the Senate face-off this year between the Democratic incumbent, Tim Johnson, and his Republican challenger, Representative John Thune, could turn out to be the most pivotal race in the 2002 elections. "This is regarded rightly...
  • Johnson outlines priorities

    03/29/2002 8:03:07 AM PST · by rmmcdaniell · 2 replies · 172+ views
    The Huron Plainsmen ^ | 3-28-2002 | Roger Larsen
    South Dakota is the envy of the nation with a pair of senators whose positions can deliver for a state that historically has been at the bottom of the funding ladder, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., said Wednesday. In a dining room at Huron's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1776, he and his wife, Barbara, met with a partisan crowd as part of his 18-city tour to announce his re-election bid for a second Senate term. He faces Rep. John Thune, R-S.D., in the November election. Johnson said South Dakotans are benefiting because of his seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee...

    03/20/2002 5:50:48 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 26 replies · 257+ views
    National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | 20 March 2002 | Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
    Subj: Judge Pickering's nomination blocked & the latest news from the Senate races Date: 03/20/2002 7:37:27 PM Central Standard Time From: billfrist@listserv.nrsc.org To: skcalien@aol.com Dear NRSC E-member, In a jarring reminder of why we must elect a Bush Majority this November, Senate Democrats killed the nomination of Judge Charles Pickering, President Bush's choice for the federal bench. President Bush lamented "We are seeing a pattern where too often judicial confirmations are turned into ideological battles that delay justice and hurt our democracy." One more reason to try and sign up as many E-members as you can by telling them to...