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  • South Dakota Voters Defeat Second Ballot Measure to Ban Most Abortions

    11/05/2008 12:19:54 AM PST · by BearArms · 72 replies · 3,109+ views ^ | November 5, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Pierre, SD ( -- For a second time, the voters of South Dakota defeated a state ballot measure that would have banned most abortions after defeating a similar measure two years ago. The 2006 ban would have only allowed abortions to save the life of the mother and the 2008 ban added rape and incest exceptions with the hope of persuading more pro-life voters to support it. Instead, South Dakota voters defeated Initiated Measure 11 by a 55-45 percentage point margin. The margin was similar to the vote last time around despite the attempt to appeal to the majority of...
  • Rassmussen : South Dakota McCain by 17% 54/37

    09/13/2008 9:44:48 AM PDT · by sunmars · 19 replies · 164+ views
    In South Dakota, John McCain has opened a seventeen point lead over Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds McCain with 54% of the vote and Obama with 37% (see crosstabs). That’s a big change from July when the Democrat had pulled to within four points in this traditionally Republican state. In March, McCain led Obama by ten. A similar pattern was found in the neighboring states of Montana and North Dakota. All three were mentioned as part of Obama’s effort to expand the Electoral College map but McCain has now opened a double digit lead in...
  • South Dakota Abortion Advocates Launch Campaign to Defeat Pro-Life Measure

    08/12/2008 6:23:40 PM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 143+ views ^ | August 12, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion advocates in South Dakota on Tuesday officially launched their campaign against a November ballot proposal that would prohibit most abortions. They say the ban is just a first step in overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy. Planned Parenthood, which runs the only abortion center in the state, and the ACLU are leading the collection of pro-abortion groups. State voters defeated a 2006 ban on a 56 to 44 vote that would have prohibited all abortions except those possibly necessary to protect a mother's life. With polls showing voters wanted an abortion ban...
  • Obama makes history; Clinton refuses to concede Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 10:02:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies · 131+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | June 3, 2008
    20 minutes ago WASHINGTON — Barack Obama became the first black presidential nominee in U.S. history on Tuesday, declaring victory over Hillary Clinton and lifting the curtain on an epic struggle for the White House against Republican John McCain. Clinton, credited by Obama as an inspiration to millions, refused to concede defeat and sparked a buzz early in the day about the possibility of a dream team by saying she's open to joining the ticket as his running mate. "Tonight, we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another," Obama told nearly 20,000 cheering supporters in...
  • Voters Don't Forget Rev. Wright

    06/03/2008 6:33:40 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 15 replies · 129+ views
    Some worrying signs for Barack Obama emerged Tuesday from the final two primaries of the long Democratic presidential nominating race. With the nomination all but sewed up, the Illinois Democrat showed weaknesses in South Dakota in particular that rival Hillary Clinton's campaign has warned could haunt him in November. According to early exit polls, voters Tuesday appeared to have strong concerns about his two decades of membership in Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. More than a third of voters in South Dakota said the issue was important to them, following Sen. Obama's announcement this week that he would...
  • Clinton does not concede

    06/03/2008 7:04:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 200 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/3/08 | Foon Rhee
    Hillary Clinton, projected to win South Dakota's primary but unable to keep Barack Obama from clinching the Democratic nomination, congratulated Obama tonight for the inspiring race he has run and said she was "committed to uniting our party," "This has been a long campaign and I will be making no decisions tonight," she said, provoking wild cheers from supporters.
  • The corpse still won't lie down

    06/03/2008 11:25:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 43+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-3-08 | Wes Pruden
    Barack Obama's loyal legion tried. The story the boys on the bus want is for Hillary to throw in her crying towel today, at last the last day of the primaries. The symmetry and poetry of it all would bring a tear to any scribe's eye. Everyone is eager to pop the corks on the bubbly. Hillary can laugh last tonight even if, as expected, Democrats in South Dakota and Montana give their hearts, hands and votes to the man whose camp followers call Precious. (Some of them, to be even more respectful, call him Mr. Precious.) She has only...
  • Drudge leaks Obama speech

    06/03/2008 4:56:36 PM PDT · by Hadean · 77 replies · 818+ views
    Drudge ^ | June 3, 2008
    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama -- Final Primary Night Tues., June 3, 2008 19:02:11 ET Tonight, after fifty-four hard-fought contests, our primary season has finally come to an end. Sixteen months have passed since we first stood together on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Thousands of miles have been traveled. Millions of voices have been heard. And because of what you said -- because you decided that change must come to Washington; because you believed that this year must be different than all the rest; because you chose to listen not to your doubts or...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Tuesday 6/03/08

    06/03/2008 8:14:39 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 217 replies · 239+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | June 3, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...
  • Obama clinches Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 1:24:42 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 175 replies · 302+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/03/2008 | DAVID ESPO and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.
  • Clinton set to concede delegate race to Obama

    06/03/2008 8:15:34 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 78 replies · 219+ views
    AP ^ | June 3, 2008 | Beth Fouhy
    By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president. The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over. Most campaign staff will be let go and...
  • AP tally: Obama clinches Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 49 replies · 141+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/3/08
    Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House. Campaigning on an insistent call for change, Obama outlasted former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in a historic race that sparked record turnout in primary after primary, yet exposed deep racial divisions within the party. The AP tally was based on public commitments from delegates as well as more than a dozen private commitments. It also included a minimum number of delegates Obama was...
  • Final Operation Chaos Mission: Go to polls in Montana and South Dakota tommorrow and vote Hillary

    06/02/2008 9:18:29 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 20 replies · 334+ views
    vanity | June 2, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    The idea is to keep it as close as possible. If she keeps it close in both states she wins the popular vote nationwide. Then when the left brings up 2000 we can say 2008 and you did it to your own party voters.
  • A Clinton Blowout in South Dakota?

    06/02/2008 4:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 101+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | June 2, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    On the eve of the final pair of Democratic primaries, a new poll of South Dakota Democrats gives Hillary Clinton a 26-point lead over Barack Obama – a surprise, at least to me, in a state that had the early makings of an Obama stronghold. The survey, from the independent New Hampshire-based American Research Group, shows Clinton pounding Obama by a 60-34 percent spread. The only previous poll in the state, from about a month ago, had Obama up by 12. Because every other state around South Dakota previously went overwhelmingly for Obama, there had been little expectation in the...
  • Rush In a Hurry - June 2, 2008

    06/02/2008 3:03:58 PM PDT · by Vision · 8 replies · 75+ views
    Rush In A Hurry Show Notes ^ | 6/2/08 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today’s Show... Operation Chaos has ripped the Democrat Party in two, succeeding beyond our wildest dreams, and forced the DNC to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Democrats, including minorities. Clinton Inc. minion Harold Ickes made clear Hillary will fight on, encouraging feminists everywhere. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here)» Now Shipping from the EIB Store: Operation Chaos T-shirts, Caps, and Stickers "The Democrats know that Obama has baggage, and unsavory characters that are his close friends and associates. They also know that he's not the Clintons, and they want the Clintons gone. I'm more convinced than ever that they've...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Monday 6/2/08

    06/02/2008 8:26:23 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 380 replies · 128+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | June 2, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Clinton camp converging on New York Tuesday, and shedding staff

    06/02/2008 8:44:32 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 40 replies · 104+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/2/08 | Ben Smith
    Members of Hillary Clinton's advance staff received calls and emails this evening from headquarters summoning them to New York City Tuesday night, and telling them their roles on the campaign are ending, two Clinton staffers tell my colleague Amie Parnes. The advance staffers — most of them now in Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and Montana — are being given the options of going to New York for a final day Tuesday, or going home, the aides said. The move is a sign that the campaign is beginning to shed — at least — some of its staff. The advance staff...
  • Clinton plans New York speech

    06/02/2008 10:22:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies · 72+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | JIM KUHNHENN
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton will give her post-primary speech in New York Tuesday night, a rare departure from the campaign trail. Staffers who have worked for her on he ground in Puerto Rico, South Dakota and Montana have been invited to attend the event or go home for further instructions, campaign aides said. The New York senator had no other events Tuesday. She planned to address AIPAC Wednesday in Washington. But she is under increasing pressure to cede the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama after the final primaries. There was a sense of denouement in the...
  • Obama, Clinton woo American Indian voters

    06/02/2008 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 23 replies · 151+ views
    The purification ceremony isn't an everyday ritual of U.S. presidential politics. The newly named Awe Kooda Bilaxpak Kuuxshish — better known as Barack Obama — faced east, the symbolic source of new life. His adopted Crow father, Hartford Black Eagle, prayed over him. Afterward, they walked arm-in-arm with Black Eagle's wife, Mary, to a podium, where Obama promised to live up to the meaning of his new name: "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land." "I want you to know that I will never forget you," Obama told the crowd, who had not seen a visitor of such political importance...
  • American Research Group, Inc: South Dakota, Hillary 60, Obama 34

    06/02/2008 11:57:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 124+ views
    ARG ^ | 6/2/08 | staff
    Presidential Primary Preference: South Dakota Likely Democratic Primary Voters -- May 31-June 1 Clinton ---60% Obama ---34% Undecided --6% About this Survey - Survey Sponsor: American Research Group, Inc. The American Research Group has been conducting surveys of voters since 1985. Sample Size: 600 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of likely Democratic primary voters living in South Dakota (600 Democrats). Sample Dates: May 31-June 1, 2008 Margin of Error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where opinion is evenly split. Question Wording: If the 2008 Democratic presidential preference primary were being held today between...
  • TV Nets Preparing for Hillary Concession Tuesday Night - All Signs Also Point To "Adios"

    06/02/2008 12:07:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 192 replies · 451+ views
    Friends and Fiends at TV Networks In NY and DC | MB26
    Will keep this short. Networks preparing for Hillary to (finally) quit in speech Tuesday night. Will be from NY, Staffers being told to turn in expenses, resumes being FedExed to Obama and other state/local campaigns. Staffers at one network recalled from lunches to prepare. Campaign staffers being told to go home. One network had long conference call among suits last night, followed by conference call between tech types to set up remotes, back-hauls, break-ins, etc. Union technicians, cameramen, audio, video engineers, etc. told to expect overtime. More as available From Associated Press RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • Hillary's last stand?

    06/01/2008 6:29:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies · 76+ views
    Colorado Daily ^ | June 1, 2008 | ap
    Hillary Rodham Clinton won a lopsided, but largely symbolic victory Sunday in Puerto Rico's presidential primary, the final act in a weekend of tumult that pushed Barack Obama tantalizingly close to the Democratic presidential nomination. The former first lady was winning roughly two-thirds of the votes as she continued a strong run through the late primaries. Before cheering supporters, she predicted she would have more combined votes than her rival when the primaries end Tuesday night, claimed victories in key swing states and said that no contender will command enough delegates to claim the nomination. "In the final assessment I...
  • Tuesday May Not End Democratic Fight

    05/31/2008 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 97+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2008; Page A5 | AMY CHOZICK
    CHICAGO -- With just three more Democratic primaries and a rules committee meeting remaining, many expect the long race for the Democratic presidential nomination to end on Tuesday. But will it?Sen. Barack Obama says the general election campaign will begin after South Dakota and Montana hold primaries on Tuesday and that the Democratic Party will have its nominee. When asked whether he will be that nominee, the front-runner told reporters on Wednesday, "I believe so."Sen. Obama is 44 delegates shy of clinching the nomination and leads Sen. Hillary Clinton by 200 delegates, according to the Associated Press tally. He has...
  • Clinton Rolls Out Endorsements, Supporters in Closing Days of Democratic Race (protest tomorrow)

    05/30/2008 12:00:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 48+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2008 | foxnews
    Hillary Clinton, facing a de facto deadline from party leaders to wrap up the race, still is rallying supporters and rolling out endorsements four days before the final two primaries. The New York senator was endorsed Friday by the Argus Leader, the largest newspaper in South Dakota, which votes alongside Montana Tuesday. Her campaign basically has given the OK for supporters to protest on Saturday outside a Democratic National Committee meeting that will take up the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries, which Clinton won but were discounted because the states held early primaries in violation of party rules.
  • Caption Hillary at Mount Rushmore

    05/28/2008 10:21:56 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 43 replies · 38+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 5/28/08 | staff
  • Obama Courts American Indians [adoptive Indian Barack Black Eagle speaks]

    05/28/2008 8:53:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 292+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | May 20, 2008 | AMY CHOZICK
    CROW AGENCY, Mont. -- Barack Obama is using the final primary contests to try to prove a Democrat can be competitive in stalwart Republican states. One approach: an aggressive outreach to boost American Indian turnout. With the race for the Democratic presidential primary winding down, Sen. Obama has ramped up efforts in Montana and South Dakota, which hold primaries on June 3 and have typically elected Republicans. Oregon and Kentucky hold primary elections Tuesday. As part of the Illinois senator's broader general-election strategy of bringing in new voters and independents in Republican strongholds, the Obama campaign has been recruiting its...
  • Clinton Ignores Press at Mt. Rushmore

    05/28/2008 10:53:47 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 28 replies · 73+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 28, 2008 | By Eloise Harper
    Gone are the days of five-a-day campaign stops. Enjoying a lighter load on the campaign trail with two stops in South Dakota Wednesday and two stops Thursday Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton played tourist at Mt. Rushmore, ignoring questions and telling the press to "learn something about the monument".
  • Operation Chaos South Dakota Update (Vanity Thread)

    05/16/2008 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Rameumptom · 12 replies · 151+ views
    Vanity thread ^ | May 16, 2008 | Rameumptom
    Operation Chaos South Dakota Update Monday May 19 by 5:00 PM is the last day to register to vote for the June 3, 2008 Presidential Primaries in South Dakota. SD is one of the last states to vote (along with New Mexico and Montana). You have to be registered within each party to vote and bring a form of ID such as a SD driver’s license. As far as I am aware there are no unconstitutional loyalty oaths that some of the other states have tried to enforce. There are 27 delegates at stake for the Reps and Dems have...
  • Bush can't change governor's mind (SD Mike Rounds)

    03/08/2008 6:16:27 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 1,005+ views
    KXMB.COM ^ | 08 MARCH 2008 | AP
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Gov. Mike Rounds says President Bush tried again but couldn't persuade him to run for the U.S. Senate this year. Rounds and first lady Jean Rounds spent two nights at the White House when they were in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting last month. Last year when Rounds stayed at the White House, Bush also tried to persuade him to run for the Senate but Rounds declined. Rounds says Bush, in a joking way, tried again this year. The governor says when Bush couldn't get him to run, he turned Jean Rounds and asked if...
  • Kirby 'working feverishly' to decide on Senate run (SD)

    02/21/2008 5:48:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 64+ views
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | February 21, 2008
    Former Republican Lt. Gov. Steve Kirby says he will decide within the next week whether to challenge South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson this November. "I'm undecided but I am working feverishly on trying to come up with a decision in the next seven days," Kirby said Thursday. South Dakota Republicans have been searching for GOP candidates to challenge Johnson this year. The Democrat's bid for a third term has attracted little attention as South Dakotans have focused on his recovery from a brain hemorrhage, and the election has been seen as Johnson's to lose. Kirby is more well-known than other...
  • Mitt and Ann Romney, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa Event (After Action report)

    12/30/2007 3:41:09 PM PST · by Rameumptom · 67 replies · 556+ views
    Vanity thread | Dec. 30, 2007 | First Hand Account
    Mitt Romney, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa Event (After Action report) This is a first hand account of a campaign event. A few weeks ago I looked online and realized South Dakota is the last state to Caucus/Vote (yes we are last) on June 3rd so I better get on down to Iowa to show my support. We get many radio and TV channels across the border from Iowa so I have been following the Presidential race from a closer perspective than some. Disclaimer, I supported Romney here on FR since before he declared. My posting history will show I supported him...
  • Fred Thompson Wins State Fair Straw Poll (South Dakota)

    09/06/2007 7:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 488+ views
    KELO TV ^ | September 5, 2007
    Fred Thompson won the first-ever South Dakota Republican Party presidential straw poll at the South Dakota State. More than 500 people voted in the straw poll, and the former Tennessee senator got 25 percent from a field of nine candidates. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani came in second with 19 percent, and U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona was third with 14 percent. The state GOP allowed anyone to vote in the straw poll if they would be at least 18 by the state primary election next June.
  • Thompson wins SD Straw Poll [South Dakota]

    09/04/2007 2:23:58 PM PDT · by deport · 39 replies · 1,097+ views
    SD GOP ^ | 9-4-07 | SDGOP
    HURON – Fred Thompson won the first-ever South Dakota Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll at the South Dakota State Fair Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, 2007. Thompson bested the field of nine garnering 25 percent of the vote. He was followed by Rudy Giuliani who received 19 percent; John McCain received 14 percent, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney each received 13 percent; Ron Paul received 8 percent; Duncan Hunter received 4 percent; Sam Brownback received 3 percent; and Tom Tancredo received 1 percent of the vote. More than 500 people voted in the poll which was conducted at the...