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Despite Pres. Nomination SD Has Plenty On Ballot

May 30, 2012, 6:36 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Despite Pres. Nomination SD Has Plenty On Ballot
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Mitt Romney has sealed up the Republican nomination for President a week before South Dakota Republicans head to the polls for the primary.    

Even though Romney has enough delegates to win the nomination, voters still have a lot to decide.

Whether you are Republican, Democrat or Independent, next week's South Dakota primary is presenting plenty of decisions for voters.

The big statewide primary race is the one between Jeff Barth and Matt Varilek who are squaring off for a chance to take on Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem in the general election.

"I think this race has some Republicans nervous. Kristi Noem is already running radio ads. I think she knows the winner who comes out of that primary is going to be very competitive in the general election," South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman Ben Nesselhuf said.

For the first time, registered Independent voters will be able to make their voices heard in a statewide primary.

"We're the only party in the state that allows, not just allows but welcomes, Independents into our party to participate in our primary to vote and take an active role in deciding who the Democrat nominee is going to be in the general election," Nesselhuf said.

While Mitt Romney has enough delegates for the Presidential nomination, South Dakota Republicans will have the chance to weigh in on more than two dozen different legislative primaries in the House and the Senate.

Some of those races are getting heated with current Republican lawmakers running against each other.

So even though there may not be any high stakes Presidential decisions facing voters next week, whether you are registered on the right, left or are an independent, South Dakota's primary is still important.

There are also three Democratic local legislative primaries for seats in districts near Sioux Falls, Huron and Mission.

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