The last Democratic Governor of South Dakota was Harvey Wollman, who left office at the beginning of 1979. A new poll, however, suggests that state Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton (D-Burke) is not only competitive against US Rep. Kristi Noem (R-Castlewood) for the opportunity of succeeding term-limited Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), but places him three points ahead.
According to Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, polling for the Sutton Campaign (9/20-24; 500 SD likely voters), the Democratic nominee holds a 45-42% edge over Ms. Noem. Mr. Sutton, a former professional rodeo performer who suffered a broken back in an accident at an event and is now paralyzed from the waist down, has had momentum in this race from the very start. Starting out behind 53-40%, Sutton pulled to within 46-42% in a July poll, and now has reversed the standing. It remains to be seen if the Sutton momentum can be sustained through Election Day.
The Rundown Blog
Before you vote, learn more about the candidates who will support a pro-jobs America.