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January 2014

Pat Powers
1610 17th Ave S
Brookings, SD 57006-5417
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Happy New Year! 2013 was a great year and 2014 will be even better. Thanks to supporters like you,
our campaign is off to a remarkable start and we continue to gain momentum with our positive message
about how to fix Washington with some South Dakota common sense.
You have already helped our campaign with a generous contribution- Thank you! You can also help by
circulating a nominating petition. We can't get on the ballot until we submit nominating petitions with
over 2,000 signatures. Please help us meet this requirement by circulating the enclosed petition. I have
also included a list of instructions and some talking points. Most volunteers carry the petition with them
they go and ask friends, family or anyone they know to sign so long as they are a
Republican. Some volunteers ask everyone they meet to sign because it is a great way to tell others
about our campaign and encourage their support- just remember that only Republicans can sign the
Please return petitions in the enclosed return envelope as soon as they are completed and no later than
March 1. Even if you don't get signatures for the entire page, please send us what you have. If you
would like more petitions to circulate, or if you have friends who would like to circulate a petition, call
our office at 605.494.2026 or email us at and we will send you more
As we enter the new year, I will be travelling throughout the state attend inf$ publ ic meet and greets. I
will let you know when I am in your area and I am hopeful you will be able to attend so we can catch up.
I am always interested in your ideas for how we can get our country back on the right track. If you can't
attend an event, please share your thoughts and advice by emailing me at
Again, thank you for your support. This is a very important stage of the campaign and your help is
greatly appreciated.
Mike Rounds
Rounds for Senate, P.O. Box 250, Pierre, SD 57501
phone: 605.494.2026 - fax: 605.494.0198 - email:
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Talking Points About Governor Rounds
Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds was born in Huron, South Dakota on October 24, 1954. The
eldest of 11 siblings, he has spent his entire life in South Dakota. Rounds has spent his career in the
private sector, building a successful insurance and real estate business with offices in Pierre, Rapid City,
Watertown, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls.
Mike Rounds earned a bachelor's degree in political science from South Dakota State University where
he met his wife, Jean Vedvei. Together, they have four children: Christopher, Brian, Carrie, and John.
They are also proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
From 1991 to 2000, Mike Rounds was elected to five terms in the South Dakota State Senate. In 1995,
he was chosen by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader, a post he held for six years.
Mike was sworn in as South Dakota's 31st governor on January 7, 2003, and re-elected in 2006. He was
committed to growing South Dakota's economy, improving the daily lives of South Dakota citizens, and
providing opportunities for young people to stay in South Dakota while holding taxes to a minimum.
Fast Facts about Governor Rounds:
• Gov. Rounds has always opposed Obamacare and he will vote to repeal it.
• Gov. Rounds is pro-life and has a proven record of defending life.
• Gov. Rounds is pro-gun and has a proven record defending our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
During the 8 Years Governor Rounds was in office ...
• The state budget was balanced every year;
• 3rd largest increase in per-capita personal income growth in the nation;
• Over 28,000 more people with jobs in South Dakota from 2003-2010 - despite the national
• Construction of the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake and initialization of the first
experiments at the 4,850-foot level of the mine;
Substantial advancement of the ethanol and wind energy sectors;
• Record enrollment at state universities and technical schools, established 10 nationally
competitive research centers, and increased annual external funding for research from $54
million to $154 million to provide our students with graduate work, keeping them in SD
• #1 State Tax Business Climate Index (Tax Foundation)
• #1 Small Business Survival Index (Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council)
• #1 Business Tax Index: State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship & Small Business (Small Business&
Entrepreneurship Council)
• 2nd lowest State tax rate per Capita in the nation (Tax Foundation) (Lowest in the nation if you don't smoke!)
For even more information about Mike- visit
Rounds for Senate, P.O. Box 250, Pierre, SD 57501
phone: 605.494.2026 - fax: 605.494.0198 - email :
I Paid for by Rounds for Senate\

Instructions for Circulating a Nominating Petition
To sign a nominating petition, a person:
• Must be at least 18 years old;
• Must be a registered Republican voter in South Dakota and sign their name as they are
• Must only sign one nominating petition for U.S. Senate;
• Must print their name legibly and include th-e month anu-day it-was signed- . - ---
• Must show a complete residence address. (A signer registered in a city with population over
5,000 people may not use a PO Box)
A person circulating a nominating petition:
• Must personally witness each signature on the petition being circulated. DO NOT leave
petitions on tables for people to sign unless you are there to personally witness each
signature. This is important because petition circulators must sign the petition before a
notary public verifying that he or she personally witnessed each signature before
sending it back to the campaign.
• You may fill out the address and date information for a person signing the petition. You
may also print the signer's name, however, the petition signer must sign their own
• Sign the Verification section at the end of the petition when you are done circulating it.
Your signature must be witnessed by a notary public. You can get the petition notarized
at the Auditor's office at the County Courthouse. Notaries are also commonly found at
banks and professional offices. Once signed, send it back to the campaign (Rounds for
Senate, PO Box 250, Pierre, SD 57501).
• Nominating petition may only be signed between January 1, 2014 and March 25th, 2014.
• If you have any questions about circulating the petition, or if you need more copies, call
the campaign office at 605.494.2026 or email