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.


-9° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

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!

 

Noem Begins Re-Election Campaign

June 9, 2012, 10:15 PM by Lindsey Branwall

Noem Begins Re-Election Campaign
BROOKINGS, SD -

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem addressed a local VFW conference in Brookings Saturday morning, but many are wondering what her next step is now that Matt Varilek has been selected as her Democratic challenger.

Noem says she'll be visiting even more groups across the state now that election season is in full swing.

“We're looking forward to getting the campaign running and on the ground,” Noem said.

Part of getting things running is stopping at areas all across the state.

“[It’s] getting to that time in season; now that their primary is over, I’m sure that we'll be coming up with a lot of activities and getting a lot volunteers ready to tell what we've been working on in Washington, D.C., and doing on behalf of South Dakota,” Noem said.

At Saturday morning's conference, the Congresswoman told veterans about Washington, D.C., legislation that affects them. She even garnered a few chuckles.

“Anywhere there's people, we'll be visiting with them much like we do year round,” Noem said.

Noem says there's nothing to laugh about when it comes to Varilek’s accusations, particularly about her attendance and participation in Washington.

“We've given all of the facts to everyone; we've shown we’re on three committees. I'm on nine subcommittees; many of those are meeting at the same time,” Noem said.

Despite her contention, Noem understands it'll be an issue as November draws closer, which is why she's preparing to talk with as many people as she can, and Varilek, face-to-face.

“We'll certainly be looking at visiting with people across the state—communicating with them. We'll have town-halls.  We'll have meetings; we'll have debates," Noem said.

The Congresswoman says she's already touring the state next week. She has stops planned in Mitchell, Madison and Sioux Falls.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Panel Votes Down Measure To Void Transgender Athletes Policy

3/3/2015 11:20 AM

A Senate committee has defeated a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports.

Full Story
Alabama Judges Ordered To Halt Same-Sex Wedding Licenses

3/4/2015 6:17 AM

The all-Republican court sided with a pair of conservative groups and ordered Alabama's 68 probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to sam...

Full Story
Civic Center Expansion Emotional Issue At Rapid City Forum

2/27/2015 6:26 PM

In Rapid City right now, there's no issue more important -- or controversial -- than the $180 million Civic Center expansion.

Full Story | Watch
Child Abuse Law Changes Approved, Continued Study Defeated

3/4/2015 3:00 PM

A state House committee has approved a measure aimed at making child sexual abuse reporting clearer but has defeated a plan to authorize more time to ...

Full Story
Committee Approves Repeal Of State's So-Called 'Daschle Law'

3/4/2015 2:20 PM

A legislative panel has approved a measure to change the state's so-called "Daschle law" that bars a presidential candidate from seeking...

Full Story


Events