South Dakota House Speaker Val Rausch of Big Stone City has lost his bid to move to the state Senate.
Rausch had challenged Sen. Tim Begalka of Clear Lake in a Republican primary, but Begalka won with more than two-thirds of the vote.
Rausch was one of five Senate candidates who were endorsed by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, but Begalka says the governor's endorsement backfired. Begalka says voters in the area are pretty independent and resented the governor's interference in the race.
Rausch says Begalka used misleading false ads against him. But Begalka says it's time for Rausch to leave the Legislature because the power of his leadership position went to his head.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Your Money Matters
Some Online Shoppers Pay More Than Others
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Computer Glitch Affects Gordmans Shoppers
Record Year For Raven Aerostar Balloons In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- 4.General, Retail & Restaurants
Big Pizza Business On Day Before Thanksgiving
Travelers Expect Delays For Thanksgiving Flights
Pierre, Fort Pierre Grocery Stores Being Sold
Wednesday Afternoon Business Brief
Wednesday Evening Business Brief