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Noem Wants to Keep Job in House. No Endorsement for Rounds’ Senate Race


photo provided by Kristi Noem

Representative Kristi Noem announced Tuesday June 11, her decision to run for another term in the House of Representatives. There had been speculation amongst political wags about a possible challenge to former Governor MIke Rounds campaign to win the senate seat held by Tim Johnson.

Here is a portion of Noem’s statement: 

“I  am excited to announce today my intention to seek re-election to the U.S. House  in 2014. I would like to thank everyone who has encouraged me and pledged  support for a potential campaign for the U.S. Senate. However, after spending  the weekend discussing our future with Bryon and our children, we decided that right now we are in the best position to serve South Dakota as a member of the  U.S. House.”
Another portion of her announcement is interesting for what it doesn’t say:
 “It is critical that we elect a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2014 who will hold this Administration  accountable, rein in wasteful spending and reduce our debt, and protect our liberties. I will work hard to help elect a South Dakota Republican to the U.S. Senate next year.”
Notice she does not endorse the only announced candidate for the job, long time Republican and former Governor Mike Rounds.
Published reports name Dr. Annette Bosworth of Sioux Falls, as a possible challenger to the Rounds effort. Maybe Kristi Noem is hedging her bets.


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