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.


71° 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!

 

SD Delegates Say Republicans Are United

August 29, 2012, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

SD Delegates Say Republicans Are United

Iowa is considered one of the swing states for both presidential candidates.  Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, the Hawkeye state cast 22 of its 28 votes for Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  Now some are wondering if that's going to cause some division within the Republican party and ultimately cost Romney the election.

Representative Ron Paul, who never won a primary or caucus, drew several dozen delegate votes at the Republican National Convention, including most of Iowa's and Minnesota's.

Some of his supporters chanted and even booed after Paul's votes were ignored by the party while being tallied at the podium.

But South Dakota's delegates, who are at the convention, say don't read too much into that because in the end, Republicans were united. 

"What I got from them and others around, it was more like cross-state rivalries.  Some ribbing, cheering for your team kind of thing, but like I said in the end, they were very supportive of Mitt," South Dakota Delegate Brian Gosch of Rapid City said.

Others in attendance say it's time for everyone to rally behind one man because focusing on the past will not get them to the future.

"That's what we need to focus on right now because there needs to be change and we can change it by pulling together," South Dakota alternate delegate Holly Hoffman said.

Hoffman also had breakfast Wednesday morning with Ann Romney. She feels Ann will help her husband win over female voters.

"Look at what she's done.  Stay-at-home mom, one of the hardest jobs there is.  Just being a positive role model whenever she speaks; she speaks from the heart and so many women have a connection with her.  And I felt after last night, she spoke about here relationship they have, I felt like I had a new best friend and she really connects with women," Hoffman said.

In the end, Ron Paul received 190 delegate votes.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View politics

You may also like

Jackley Joins Others In Opposing Weapons Ban In Illinois

9/2/2015 5:46 AM

The South Dakota attorney general joined the amicus brief filed in the case brought by the Illinois State Rifle Association and others against the cit...

Full Story
Senate Dems Find Last Vote To Veto Iran Opposition

9/2/2015 9:31 AM

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear a...

Full Story
Sioux Falls Wants More Partnerships; County Wants More Support

9/1/2015 6:02 PM

The Sioux Falls Mayor wants the City to work more with Minnehaha County, and County Commissioners want more support from the city.  Mayor Mike Hu...

Full Story | Watch
Daugaard Makes Science Authority Appointment

9/2/2015 5:42 AM

Daugaard has appointed Robert Wilson of Fort Collins, Colorado, to the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority.

Full Story


Events