User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


57° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Mike Rounds: D.C. Does Not Work

November 29, 2012, 9:57 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Mike Rounds: D.C. Does Not Work
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds threw his hat into the United States Senate Race on Thursday. Rounds announced he would run for democrat Tim Johnson’s seat in the 2014 midterm election.

Rounds was governor from 2003 to 2011. He also served as a state senator for ten years.

“What they're doing today in D.C. does not work. They have to find ways to cooperate. The cooperation has got to cross party lines,” Rounds said following his announcement.

The Pierre Republican said he would be willing to make concessions if elected to the Senate in 2014. Rounds said little about his would-be opponent, Johnson, who's a five-term United States Congressman elected to the Senate in 1996.

“We really are friends. We've worked on things together,” Rounds said. “We have a different philosophy in some areas, but for the people of South Dakota we can have healthy discussions. I think that’s what we'll want.”

Rounds said he would not support policies Johnson has voted for in the past; pointing toward stricter EPA standards, financial reform like the 2010 Dodd-Frank law and Obamacare.

“I don't think we know how we're going to pay for that yet. The Dodd-Frank bill which was the reform of the banking industry may have been needed for Wall Street giants, but it also impacts local bankers in South Dakota where our people go for personal loans, car loans and house loans,” Rounds said.

For now, Rounds may be at a disadvantage where campaign finances are concerned, especially if Johnson seeks re-election. But Rounds believes the money will come.

Rounds said he will crisscross the state in the coming months to talk with South Dakotans about his Senate Bid. He'll also be looking for money from sources outside of the state.

In a statement released Thursday, Senator Johnson said:

I feel great, still have work to do, and I fully intend to put together a winning campaign in the weeks and months ahead.  In the meantime, I intend to continue to focus on my important work representing South Dakota.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

FBI Says EB-5 Investigation Remains 'Active'

10/22/2014 12:44 PM

The FBI says an investigation into the South Dakota Regional Center and the federal EB-5 program is still ‘active.’

Full Story
FBI Confirms 'Active' Investigation Of SD EB-5 Program

10/22/2014 6:15 PM

The federal investigation into South Dakota's EB-5 immigrant investor program isn't over. The FBI confirmed Wednesday that the investigation i...

Full Story | Watch
A Look Back at 2006 Gay Marriage Ban

10/16/2014 10:00 PM

Arguments begin in a hearing for the State's request to drop a lawsuit from six couples, challenging the amendment that bans gay marriage.

Full Story | Watch
Gubernatorial Candidates To Appear Tonight On KELO-TV

10/22/2014 6:18 AM

Tonight, KELOLAND News starts its Campaign 2014 Forum series.

Full Story
SD To Vote On Allowing Craps And Roulette In Casinos

10/21/2014 5:54 PM

Should games like roulette, keno and craps be allowed in South Dakota casinos? That’s the question facing South Dakota voters when they head to ...

Full Story | Watch


Events