South Dakota Democratic U.S. House candidate Matt Varilek says Republican Rep. Kristi Noem supports tax policies that protect the wealthy and changes in Medicare that would hurt many retired people.
Noem counters that Varilek supports increasing taxes on many middle-class South Dakotans and cutting Medicare to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The two candidates for South Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House clashed on many issues Thursday night in a debate televised statewide by South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Each accused the other of using untrue attacks in the campaign, and both sought to portray themselves as best able to understand the hopes and fears of the average South Dakotan.
Noem and Varilek have only one more scheduled debate before the Nov. 6 election.
Most Popular Today
Facebook’s Zuckerberg Expecting Baby, Admits Struggle To Conceive
- 2.Health Care
Pain Clinic's Server Hacked
- 3.Gas & Energy
Gas Prices Dropping In Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls Makes List For Top Small Towns For Business
- 5.General, General
Sioux Falls Ranks High On Forbes Business List
Friday Morning Business Brief
Saturday Afternoon Business Brief