(The following was originally published in KSFY.)
KSFY News will hold the first televised debate between South Dakota’s candidates for U.S Senate.
Democrat Rick Weiland and Independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie have accepted an invitation to discuss the issues important to voters in a live debate.
(The following was originally published in the Rapid City Journal.)
No one is close to former Gov. Mike Rounds in U.S. Senate campaign signs along South Dakota’s four-lane and two-lane highways throughout the state. But one of the Republican-turned-independent candidates is making a move.
I spotted approximately a half-dozen Gordon Howie signs along S.D. 34 and I-29 when I drove from Pierre to Colman to Sioux Falls and back on Tuesday. A few of the locations intrigued me because they suggest the breadth of Howie’s political connections.
I haven’t seen a road sign yet for Democratic nominee Rick Weiland or Republican-turned-independent and former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler.
The Republican primary turned into an important test run for the Rounds campaign. Now he’s out starting his “grassroots” tour. However, he has not yet taken up the guitar ala Rick Weiland.
(The following was originally published in Keoland.)
SIOUX FALLS, SD –
The four candidates running for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat will appear together at four debates this fall.
Former Republican Governor Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland, and Independent candidates Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie have all accepted an invitation from KELOLAND TV to discuss the issues facing the state and the country during a live primetime forum onOctober 29 at 7 p.m. CDT. The joint appearance will be broadcast statewide less than a week before voters head to the polls.
The debate schedule kicks off next month when all four candidates are scheduled to appear atDakotafest in Mitchell on Wednesday August 20 at 2:00 p.m. CDT in the afternoon. That debate is sponsored by South Dakota State University.
(Gordon Howie is an Independent Senate candidate in South Dakota. The following was originally published in the Argus Leader.)
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Howie released a one-minute advertisement focused on a religious message Thursday.
Howie, who is running against Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Larry Pressler for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat, positions himself as “true conservative.” In the first video of his campaign, Howie didn’t talk about small government or gun rights. Instead, he focused on the role of religion in American life and politics.