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Noem, Varilek Hold Last-Minute Vote Pushes

November 5, 2012, 10:06 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Noem, Varilek Hold Last-Minute Vote Pushes
Kristi Noem | Matt Varilek

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

With Election Day just hours away, both candidates in the race for South Dakota’s lone US House seat spent Monday night trying to drive their supporters to the polls. Republican Representative Kristi Noem held events in Sturgis, Spearfish and Rapid City Monday while her Democratic challenger Matt Varilek joined the state’s Democrats in Sioux Falls.

“These days when I use the phrase, 'I'll show up,' you know exactly what I mean,” Varilek said to supporters gathered at the Sioux Falls Labor Temple.

“This is the time we need to make sure we have the right people who make wise decisions and the leadership to put this country back on the right track,” Noem told those gathered in Rapid City.

Both candidates got some expected help with their rallies. Their party allies from Washington joined them, offering support while hoping to add to the momentum as Election Day approached.  

“I hope between now and when the polls close tomorrow that you do everything you can to get people to the polls,” Republican Senator John Thune said as he introduced Noem.

“Matt cares as much as I do about representing all South Dakotans,” Democratic Senator Tim Johnson said. “That's rare in these days of such intense partisanship.”

But after more than a year of campaigning and bringing out heavy-hitters and supporters, the message is still what both candidates are banking on Tuesday and they both hope theirs is the one that sticks.

“My opponent has said he wants to tax more, that he wants to spend more money, and that he wants regulation and a less accountable government,” Noem said.

“We need people who are willing to work together and who don't think compromise is a dirty word. I'm willing to use that word if I think the compromise is in the interest of our state and our country,” Varilek said.

Get election results first as we bring you complete coverage of the 2012 presidential election and the South Dakota election on the Election 2012 page of KELOLAND.com.  Join the conversation by using the hash tag #kelolandvotes on Twitter.

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