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March 2018

Party PO Box 1099 Pierre, SD 57501 Rally! March 2018 A Message from South Dakota Republican
A Message from South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Dan Lederman: It has been a great
A Message from
South Dakota
Republican Party
Chairman
Dan Lederman:
It has been a great year to be in the GOP! And the outlook continues to look up!
I’m happy to relay that the South Dakota Republican Party has had an
impressive round of fundraising for an off-year, raising over $100,000 to fund
our activities. Candidate recruiting has rarely been better with the GOP fielding
candidates in nearly every Legislative District in the state with a month to go
until petitions are due. And our County GOP organizations are meeting with
success and growing their base.
But it’s not any one person who has made this happen – it has been all of
us working together towards a common goal of good government through
Republican Leadership.
We still have work to do to. We’re still fighting Democrats who think we’re
not taxed enough, and left-coast Liberals who want to bring California-style
proposals to the state. They don’t share our values of family and the individual
and think we’re too conservative. But the South Dakota GOP and it’s candidates
are here to stand strong, do what’s right, and to lead the way.
2017 was a good year for the SDGOP. And 2018 is going to be GREAT!

Taking the Pulse of the Republican Party

The county organizations that make up the South Dakota Republican party are not just the backbone of the party, but it’s heart and hands as we do the job of political parties - activities such as voter registration, volunteer organization, candidate recruitment and fulfilling our mis- sion of electing Republicans.

The GOP is fortunate to have among it’s county leadership many loyal and long-time county leaders such as Doug Knust, Charlene Corne- lius, Mike Mehlhaff and others who came up through the ranks starting as volunteers interested in politics, and eventually who found them- selves asked to serve in a Republican Party leadership role.

selves asked to serve in a Republican Party leadership role. door- knocking, stamping and stuff- ing

door-

knocking,

stamping

and stuff-

ing mail,

making

calls,

putting

up signs.

so many

signs!

It was fun and I made good friends. Later, I became involved in the party organization in 2011 when my father told me to stop complaining about the party and do something about it. It’s been enlightening, rewarding, and often frustrating. There is so much to do and not enough hours.”

People just Like Dave Roetman of Sioux Falls:

“For many years, I was a volunteer for Republican candidates, going

Dave has been a strong leader for Minnehaha County, and has been

extremely active at the State level as well, serving the

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party in several roles.

In fact, one could say that Dave had a direct role in some of the party’s latest changes.

“I called Dan Lederman a bit over a week before the Presidential Inauguration last year seeking his support to draft someone to be State Chair. Lederman said “I’ll do it.” That was unexpected. But it didn’t take long to recognize Lederman has the skills, connections, experience and

most importantly a level of objectiv- ity to do the job.

He really did hit the ground run- ning, and always looking to the next project. Lederman has defended the Minnehaha GOP from blatant at- tacks from leftist organizations - he’s got our backs. We have real accom- plishments and are setting higher expectations for what the party can and should be doing. We can be a force with which to be reckoned.”

And the GOP is fortunate to have strong leaders all across South Dakota - including Marguerite McPhillips who leads the Penning- ton County GOP.

Marguerite’s County organization in the west has been busy setting up a new and improved location with better access for the county’s Repub- lican voters.

McPhillips told Republican Rally that now that they’ve got the new location in place, “the Pennington

they’ve got the new location in place, “the Pennington County Party’s new office has been a

County Party’s new office has been a wonderful change and we have had many com- pliments.”

With a major project like a new of- fice done, that doesn’t mean that the Pennington County organization is sitting still - they’re already on to the next major project.

As Marguerite notes, “Our board is working hard on our Lincoln Day Dinner April 14th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center at 5 pm. Please contact our office at 605-348-8396 for tickets. Hope to see you there.”

And it’s great county organizations like Marguerite’s that keep the Re- publican Party moving forward!

News from the Republican National Committee

News from the Republican National Committee Heading into the crucial midterm congressional elections, the Republican

Heading into the crucial midterm congressional elections, the Republican National Committee continues to excel in promoting its message and raising money for candidates. The RNC raised over $130 million dollars in 2017, more than twice what the Democratic National Committee brought in. Also, the RNC is flush with cash while the DNC’s debts mean it’s barely solvent. Donations continue to pour in from small-dollar, first-time donors, which is a sure sign that President Trump’s successful policies appeal to mainstream Americans.

After one year in office, President Trump can boast of incredible, conservative successes. He slashed hundreds of burdensome Obama regulations, including revoking the mandate in the disastrous Obamacare. He also ushered in the big- gest tax cuts in a generation. This has reaped huge rewards for the American people, with millions of workers receiving bonuses and salary increases, and hundreds of billions of corporate dollars repatriated back into the USA. The economy continues to soar, and unemployment rates are at the lowest they’ve been in over 17-years.

This is all great news, but Republicans cannot rest. Democrats are banking everything on winning majorities in Congress in the upcoming midterm elec- tions. They continue to obstruct everything the President does. They care only about their radical leftist base, not about what’s best for our country. Nowhere was this more evident than at the State of the Union speech. When President Trump talked about honoring the national anthem, uniting together for a stronger America, or even touting the record low unemployment rate for Af- rican Americans, the Democrats refused to applaud. Instead, they sat on their hands and sneered. Their hatred for President Trump far exceeds any affection they may have for our country.

Historically, the party that controls the White House loses seats in midterm elections. That’s why the RNC continues to fight on with the unofficial mantra of “Defy History!” Republicans have success on their side, and we must run on that. There are reasons for optimism. The generic ballot poll now has Repub- licans running equal with Democrats. Also, most of the crucial congressional elections are in states with Democrat incumbents, meaning they must play defense. We must attack Democrats and make them explain why they voted for Washington DC to have more money rather than giving it back to the Ameri- can people. That’s a winning argument. We must continue to fight because the midterm elections threaten to derail everything Republicans have, and hope to, accomplish. I encourage all the party faithful to unify together for the GOP, and for our great country. God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Ried Holien National Committeeman for South Dakota

Campus Update from the College Republicans

for South Dakota Campus Update from the College Republicans Your next gener- ation of Repub- lican

Your next gener- ation of Repub- lican leaders have been hard at work over the past several months, and we have the results to prove it!

South Dakota CR’s have raised almost $14,000 from fundraising efforts. We did a 1,000 piece mailer along with many phone calls and donor meetings. We are so thankful for the support of so many South Dakotans.

Your College Republicans have been actively working with many campaigns at all levels of government to elect Republicans across South Dakota.

CR’s are in the process of chartering our fourth official chapter at Black Hills State University.

We are looking to form partnerships with local county women’s groups to

help support our young women and encourage them in their conservative views.

The CR Leadership team has been working hard with chapter chairs across the states to ensure that our chapters have the resources and sup- port they need.

Recently, University of South Dakota CR’s debated their College Democrats counterparts and did a fantastic job in showing why South Dakotans choose the GOP when they look for leaders!

Augustana University College Re- publicans are also very active, and in recent months hosted a beautiful 9/11 memorial to remember those killed in the terrorist attacks.

I have worked to make connections with Republican leaders across the state and will continue to advocate for republican ideals on campus and motivate students to get out and help our candidates get elected.

students to get out and help our candidates get elected. As opposed to the crumbs and

As opposed to the crumbs and the threat of Armaged- don, the Republican National Committee is packed

with good news!!!

chairman have said the DNC is selling hollow promises and its flimsy 50 state plan is built on tooth picks, your

Republican National Committee is engaged, involved, informed. The data warehouse contains 202,568,813 registered voters with 60 years of election results! Al- ways improving, at the end of 2017, in conjunction with

While a number of their state

Data Trust, the voter file development process under- went significant upgrades. The accuracy in 2016 election was already astound-

ing.

Trump win as 0.2% and projected turnout: 4,806,396 actual turnout: 4,789,450

the difference being 16,946 and 0.35%.

For example: in the Trump vs Clinton vote in Michigan the predicted

A bit on the outstanding fundraising that we have had under Chairman Ronna

McDaniels’ leadership; in 2017 $14,365,221 was raised which was 205% more than what was raised online in 2016, 1139% (not a typo) more than what was raised online in 2013. 480,747 total online donations with 358,936 NEW do- nors online. Republicans are engaged and committed! The RNC has drafted a 56 page ‘State Party Finance Training” packet detailing how to build a success- ful State Party finance operation. Always looking at the big picture with an eye on making success work from the bottom up!

There were 925 MILLION emails sent (yes, you saw them too!) 45 million more emails hitting inboxes and NOT spam folders due to the improved best

practices and leveraging new tools. The RNC is invested in social media as well. 535,000 NEW followers on Twitter alone. (Do you tweet?) How about

this:

corn Friends.

12,500,000 minutes of video on GOP Facebook……

that’s

a lot of pop-

As we have witnessed the Democrats are fired up!

being held by Republicans by a narrow margin in the Senate and House, each state is being targeted. In the presidential race, Trump won 12 Democrat dis- tricts while Clinton won 23 Republican districts.

With the balance of ‘power’

I have been asked to be a part of the Evangelical Engagement Board which is made up of 14 conservative Bible believing members of various faiths from 12

states. Our objective is to assist the national field program to win the conser- vative faith vote and build a national engagement program. This effort will aid

in the election of targeted Republicans in 2018 and play a significant role in

the reelection of the President in 2020.

It is indeed my privilege to represent our great state and I thank you sincerely

for this honor.

Blessings, Sandye Kading National Committeewoman for South Dakota

Sandye Kading National Committeewoman for South Dakota NEW OFFI- CERS : College Republicans held their convention
Sandye Kading National Committeewoman for South Dakota NEW OFFI- CERS : College Republicans held their convention
Sandye Kading National Committeewoman for South Dakota NEW OFFI- CERS : College Republicans held their convention

NEW OFFI- CERS: College Republicans held their convention in April at the Bakery in Sioux Falls to elect new officers. Selected were Chairwoman, Emily Novotny, Vice Chair - Lilli Jasper, Treasurer -

Luke Bartl, and Secretary - Ally Bradner

Picture: Your CR Leadership team, From left to right: Bradner (SDSU), Novotny (Augustana), Jasper (SDSU), and Bartl (Augustana)

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Activity Report: It has been a very good year!

2017 saw some momentous changes in how the South Dakota Republican Party does business.

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Party shifted away from a slated choice of State Republican Party Chairman and returned to a grass roots model of the chair being directly selected by the County Party representatives. And along those lines, the County parties have assumed more responsibility in the day to day operation of the GOP.

As an early cost savings measure, the party retooled and ran as a fairly lean organization during 2017 in preparation for the important 2018 election cycle. And he proof is in the pudding.

By the end of 2017, the Republican Party had raised over $100,000 for the 2018 elections, at the same time maintaining a high level of public advocacy and party activity.

Early in the year, the party assisted the South Dakota College

Republicans with a re-organization

effort of their central statewide

governing body.

During this period of time, the party also took advantage of a book tour by New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz, and held a massive Freedom Rally at the Ramkota Expo Center in Sioux Falls. It just so happened that South

Expo Center in Sioux Falls. It just so happened that South Dakota Democrats were holding their

Dakota Democrats were holding their Annual Statewide Meeting Dinner at the same time and the same venue.

The end result of the GOP’s counter- programming? Democrats shut their doors and took heavy criticism from the media at the same time your South Dakota GOP garnered positive coverage in an environment that isn’t always friendly to those with an “R” behind their name.

The State GOP continued it’s efforts at outreach and expanding the party base at the South Dakota State Fair when it held it’s first ever State Fair Straw Poll to poll registered Republicans about their candidate preferences in the upcoming 2018 elections among the GOP candidates running in 2018.

As a result of the people who signed up to take part in the informal measure, the South Dakota GOP increased it’s e-mail mailing list by nearly 1000 e-mail addresses of Republicans actively concerned about the future of the State of South Dakota. In addition, the GOP again gained many positive news stories highlighting that we’re the party of engagement.

All during the year, the party has been engaging with the media, and never has it been more poignant than when Chairman Dan Lederman told his own story.

In mid-October, Lederman explained how as the child of Democrat parents, he re-examined his beliefs, and embraced conservative philosophies. And just like President Ronald Reagan did in his younger days, he found the Republican party was open and welcoming to those whose beliefs aligned with it’s own.

As Lederman says in the article, “It’s OK to change political parties in America.” And the Republican Party is where people want to be.

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South Dakota has always been synonymous with hunting and the sportsman’s life. So it’s natural that one of the activities the party takes up on an annual basis is the “Governor’s Club Pheasant Hunt,” where members and supporters of the State Republican Party gathered together in fellowship this past October at Northstream Outfitters just west of the Pierre/ Ft. Pierre area to hunt the Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, our State Bird.

At the annual hunt, over fifty hunters joined such dignitaries as United States Senator Mike Rounds, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs, Attorney General Marty Jackley, Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson, candidates for Congress and Attorney General, state legislators and many others on a full day of trap shooting and pheasant hunting.

Another 25 people were in attendance to assist in the event with guiding and blocking, helping to manage the record turnout for a Republican sponsored hunt.

The day started with a safety session, as well as introductions of elected officials and candidates. US Senator Mike Rounds was particularly generous with his time and assistance to the Republican party for the event.

The hunters in attendance broke into four groups and met with great success at this location tucked along the western river breaks of the mighty Missouri River.

The event was important for Republican County organizations, as for those counties who had met their fundraising quota, County Chairmen were awarded free passes to the event to use for additional fundraising opportunities for their individual county, to award to donors or volunteers who had gone above and beyond, or to attend themselves.

The Party would like to extend special thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make this key event in helping the GOP fund it’s activities in the 2018 cycle a rousing success.

fund it’s activities in the 2018 cycle a rousing success. Northstream Outfitters did not disappoint on

Northstream Outfitters did not disappoint on the number of birds and quality of hunting.

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WASHINGTON UPDATE

WASHINGTON UPDATE A New Era by Rep. Kristi Noem This congressional term started with the inauguration

A New Era by Rep. Kristi Noem

This congressional term started with the inauguration of Presi- dent Trump, ushering in a new era focused on making America great again.

In the year and a half has followed, the U.S. House of Representatives passed more than 460 bills – far surpassing recent averages. More than 90 of them have made it through the Senate and earned President Trump’s signature to become law. Among these were a series of bills that repealed costly Obama-era regulations. One empowered states to defund Planned Parenthood. Another strengthened Second Amendment protections. Yet another aimed to improve rural call quality and another expanded whistle-blower protections within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to what’s already reached President Trump’s desk, the House has passed a series of bills to crack down on sanctuary cities and illegal immigration as well as legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. We passed provisions to ensure those permit- ted to carry a concealed handgun would be able to bring it to other states that permit concealed car- ry and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would

ban abortion after 20 weeks. The House also passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act, which would pair a responsible budget fix with forest management reforms to dra- matically improve the health and resiliency of our forests.

We also passed the CUFF Act, which I introduced, that would make sure wanted felons and parole violators would no longer have access to certain Social Security benefits. Another bill I introduced that would expand the Black Hills National Cemetery outside Sturgis also passed the House.

And most importantly, we de- livered the largest tax cut in U.S. history to the American people – a piece of legislation that has result- ed in a healthier economy, a flood of jobs returning to the U.S., wage growth, and increased take-home pay.

But more work remains – partic- ularly when it comes to the Farm Bill. This last summer, I joined the House Agriculture Committee in a field hearing to discuss the mod-

ifications that will be needed. We received a lot of good feedback. Additionally, I’ve introduced a se- ries of reforms I’d like to see includ- ed, such as legislation to improve the wetland determinations pro- cess, better ensure fair CRP rental payments, and expand sodsaver provisions nationwide. I’ve also put forward a bill to permanently allow the hay harvested on certain CRP acres to be donated to ranchers suffering from drought or fire.

In addition, I am pushing legisla- tion that would prohibit the IRS from rehiring an employee who has been fired for certain forms of misconduct. Reforms to the Indian Health Service as well as legislation to crack down on sex trafficking and the websites that often facilitate it are also top priorities.

Without question, this has been quite a term, but we’re taking advantage of the momentum and working with President Trump to usher in a new era of American prosperity.

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we’re taking advantage of the momentum and working with President Trump to usher in a new

Working behind the scenes to make sure the GOP locomotive is running on time!

While the South Dakota Republican Party is primarily a statewide volunteer and grassroots organization, there are many functions of the party that wouldn’t happen without the dedicated staff members who make sure the “I’s” are dotted, the “T’s” are crossed and that the trains are running on time.

are crossed and that the trains are running on time. Many know Dave Roetman as Chairman

Many know Dave Roetman as Chairman of the Minnehaha County Republican Party, but Dave also does double-duty and serves as the State Republican party’s Finance Director. But that’s job description hardly does justice to the functions that Dave assists the party with.

In addition to fundraising, Dave is the primary contact of the party for data management and voter lists. If a candidate is seeking access to the State Republican Party’s GOP Data Center, Dave handles the agreement process, and provides the access to the party’s voter database.

Dave also provides much of the internal institutional knowledge

also provides much of the internal institutional knowledge of the party, and is often on the

of the party, and is often on the scene to assist with county party organizations with elections, and to ensure that they’re in accordance with party bylaws.

Roetman has served the party in this capacity during several election cycles in recent years, and helps keep the ship running smoothly.

You’re likely to be hearing from Dave in the coming months as arrangements for the 2018 State Party Convention in Pierre

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this coming June are set and communicated to those who are attending as precinct committeepeople. Dave is an integral part of the GOP Team, and we’re fortunate to have his knowledge & experience at our disposal.

A newer addition to Republican

Party staff during the legislative

session is our on the ground man

in Pierre, Eric Leggett.

Eric is no stranger to the legislative process, having twice served as Republican intern in the legislature, as well as making his own run for the legislature in the past.

In the intervening years, Eric has done campaign work in other states, but South Dakota - specifically Sioux Falls - is where his heart is, as he, his wife & their family make their residence there.

Eric has been on point during

session helping the GOP return

to having an active party staffer

on site at the State Capitol to assist with media, photography, communications, and to provide whatever support the GOP Legislators and the party requires during the three month period the legislature is in session.

Eric directly works with the GOP Caucus leaders for both

Eric directly works with the GOP Caucus leaders for both the House and the Senate in

the House and the Senate

in assembling notes on the

important issues and legislation

of the week in the form of the

SDGOP Majority Report.

A new project Eric will be

working on for the party will be

to working to reactivate county

parties that have gone dormant - seeking to organize 4 counties in 4 weeks.

It’s always important to bring new voices into the party to gain experience, and in the coming weeks, we’re looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish with this new project.

Contact the GOP STATE GOP PO Box 1099 Pierre, SD 57501 PENNINGTON GOP 429 Kansas

Contact the GOP

STATE GOP PO Box 1099 Pierre, SD 57501

PENNINGTON GOP 429 Kansas City Street Suite #4

605.610.1479 Rapid City, SD 57701

605.348.8396

MINNEHAHA GOP PO Box 299

Sioux Falls, SD 57101

605.521.2331

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GOP CAMPAIGNS FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE

For counties looking to book speakers for GOP and community events, contact the campaigns of our statewide candidates:

First Name Last Name Office Seeking

E-mail Address

Dusty

Johnson

Congress

Reid@dustyjohnson. com

Shantel

Krebs

Congress

shantel@shantelkrebs. com

Neal

Tapio

Congress

nealtapio@gmail.com

Lora

Hubbel

Governor

hubbelcampaign@

Marty

Jackley

Governor

yahoo.com marty@martyjackley. com

Terry

LaFleur

Governor

tlafleur2@hotmail.

Kristi

Noem

Governor

com info@kristiforgover- nor.com

John

Fitzgerald

Atty General

fitzgerald456@gmail.

Charlie

McGuigan

Atty General

com cdmcg@pie.midco.net

Jason

Ravnsborg

Atty General

jasonforsouthdakota@ yahoo.com

Lance

Russell

Atty General

lance_russell@yahoo. com

Rich

Sattgast

State Auditor

sattgast2010@yahoo.

 

com

Steve

Barnett

Secretary of State

barnett@midco.net

Josh

Haeder

State Treasurer

team@joshforsd.com

Ryan

Brunner

School & Public

ryan.brunner@gmail.

 

Lands Commis- sioner

com

Kristie

Fiegen

Public Utilities

kristie.fiegen@gmail.

 

Commissioner

com

Commis- sioner com Kristie Fiegen Public Utilities kristie.fiegen@gmail.   Commissioner com

GOP Action on Legislation in Pierre

During the legislative session, the grassroots of the South Dakota Repub- lican Party faced legislation unfriendly to the party, and helped to deliver

a message to our State Legislature that the South Dakota GOP is alive and well.

Through e-mails and telephone calls, we were able to effectively commu- nicate to legislators that, while well intentioned, House Bills 1305 and 1259 were the wrong course to chart for South Dakota.

House Bill 1305 was designed to let non-Republicans choose who would represent the Republican Party in elections by allowing them to vote in our primaries. House Bill 1259 was set to remove the process of nominat- ing Constitutional Office candidates from the GOP State Party Conven- tion.

Through your efforts, these measures were resolved in our favor.

I would like to thank the sponsors of the legislation for bringing these

topics up, as it’s a good reminder that there are a lot of good people who all have good intentions.

We’re not Democrats who are forced to be in lockstep with a liberal na- tional party. We are a party of individuals, and we have a lot of different opinions on how to improve and grow. So we propose improvements to the process and discuss them.

It’s always valuable to talk about how we can bring more young people into the process, and in one of the bill debates, it was an important point. Many of us were once young Republicans. And as we graduate to being “not quite so young Republicans,” we always need to have an eye towards the future of our party.

As we move towards the 2018 elections and beyond, these were good conversations to have. Just as families discuss the events of the day at the family dinner table, the Republican party is our common ground, and we all care about our larger Republican family.

Ultimately, we are all Republicans and we have the same goals in mind. Party officials look forward to working with our representatives in Wash- ington, our elected officials in Pierre and our grassroots across South Dakota as we all work together for a strong Republican party and a better South Dakota

for a strong Republican party and a better South Dakota UPCOMING EVENTS On March 22nd the

UPCOMING EVENTS

On March 22nd the Aurora County Republicans will be hold- ing their Lincoln Day Dinner in Stickney, SD at the Stumble Inn. Festivities begin with a Candidate Meet and Greet at 5 pm.

SDGOP Central Committee Spring Meeting in Deadwood at the Lodge:

March 23rd - Legislator Reception 7 pm at the Lodge March 24th - Business Meeting at 10 am at the Lodge March 24th - Leadership Institute/RNC Data Workshops, Noon - 4 pm at the Lodge. March 24th - Meade County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Sturgis Auditorium to follow Business Meeting at 5:30 in Sturgis. Trans- portation will be provided to and from Deadwood Lodge. March 25th - Farewell Brunch Location TBA

On April 5th the Brown County Republicans will host their Lin- coln Day Dinner at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. The event will host a slate full of speakers; including Senator Mike Rounds. SD National Committeeman, Ried Holien, will serve as our Mas- ter of Ceremonies. Social starts at 5:30, Dinner and speakers at

6:30.

April 12th is the Yankton-Clay County 2018 Lincoln Day Din- ner. 5:00 social hour 6:00 dinner/program. A Prime Rib Dinner will be served at JoDeans, 2809 Broadway Avenue, Yankton, SD.

The Pennington County Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled for April 14th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, starting at 5 pm. Please contact the office at 605-348-8396 for tickets.

April 14th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, starting at 5 pm. Please contact the office

Do you want to be a Precinct Committeeman or Committeewoman?

If you would like to become a Committeeman or Committee- woman for your voting precinct (there’s one of each), you must fill out the below form, and turn it into your County Auditor before March 27th at 5PM.

Committeemen and women have rights of convention participa- tion and the responsibility to assist the party with certain activi- ties.

Acting as one of the GOP’s representative in your community also affords members the ability to choose County GOP Leader- ship at election time.

According to Republican Party Bylaws:

F. Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen: The precinct com -

mitteemen and committeewomen have the following duties:

1. Under the supervision of the county chairman, they have the complete

responsibility to conduct the political campaign in their precinct, such as compiling and updating voters lists; contacting voters; registering non-vot- ers; and general voter contact activities.

2. Serve as voting members of the County Central Committee.

You MUST submit your own Declaration of Candidacy for Precinct Committeeman or Committeewoman to be eligible to vote at the Republican State Convention June 20-23rd in Pierre.

To check which precinct you live in, you can check with your County Auditor or go here: https://sos.sd.gov/Elections/VIPLogin.aspx

To find out who has already filed as a candidate in your precinct, you can go to the Secretary of State’s Website at sdsos.gov, and look for the 2018 Candidate List under Elections & Voting.

If there is more than one Committeeman or more than one Committeewoman in your precinct, the position will be chosen at the June Primary Election among the voters in your precinct.

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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY:
WHAT WE BELIEVE

The South Dakota Republican Party believes that the fundamental principles of the Republican Party are rooted in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of South Dakota. The Party supports the preservation of our Republic, its ideals and institutions for the good of all Americans and adamantly opposes the erosion of these cherished freedoms.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, liberty and integrity must be honored. The Party supports our heritage of religious freedom and personal responsibility.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, gender, age or ability.

The South Dakota Republican Party recognizes the free enterprise system and the work ethic of our people as the foundation of our economic success and security.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes the 21st Century requires continued responsible leadership. Leadership must neither burden nor hinder individual rights and efforts. Leadership must also be mindful of the Republican Platform and the fundamental principles of the Constitution of the United States of America. We believe the most effective and responsible government is government closest to the people.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations. The best government is that which governs least.

We believe South Dakota is a great place to live, raise and nurture a family, and provide opportunity for everyone. To these ends, and for the people of South Dakota, the Republican Party offers, pledges, and commits itself to the Republican Party platform.

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South Dakota GOP Calls on Democrat Candidate for Governor, other Democrats to come clean on hidden campaign donors

In February, South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Dan

Lederman called on Democrat candidate for Governor Billie Sutton and other Democrats receiving money through National Democrat fundraising organization ActBlue to provide full disclosure to South Dakota voters of who exactly is funding their campaigns in light of

a recent decision from Republican

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs that the campaign fund bundling

organization ActBlue is not actually

a Political Action Committee.

“The Secretary of State’s office notified the out of state campaign bundler ActBlue that they are not

a Political Action Committee for

reporting purposes,” Lederman said. “As a result, they are terminating the ActBlue PAC, and requiring that contributions be recorded correctly.”

Lederman continued, “In his most recent campaign finance report filed about two weeks ago, Democrat for Governor Billie Sutton reported that he collected over $184,000 in donations through ActBlue, without reporting the original source of the funds. According to the Secretary of State, they’re not a PAC, so Sutton should have reported each donation over $100 individually, instead of hiding it behind ActBlue as the single donor.”

“The South Dakota Republican Party is requesting that the Secretary of State enforce their decision on not just Democrat candidate for Governor Billie Sutton, but on all campaigns who made reports in the past few weeks where they did not provide the individual donor disclosure that law requires,” Lederman said.

“We are looking forward to some long overdue transparency from the Democrats on how money is funneled to their candidates from out of state groups.”

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South Dakota Republican Party Leadership Directory

Chairman:

Dan Lederman – dan@southdakotagop.com

Vice Chair:

Linda Rausch - lgrausch@aol.com

National Committeeman:

Ried Holien – riedpuma@yahoo.com

National Committeewoman:

Sandye Kading – spkading@gmail.com

Secretary:

Marilyn Oakes – mail@buffalorock.net

Treasurer:

Justin Bell - justinleebell@gmail.com

Regional Directors:

Lee Felder - lee0612000@yahoo.com Hal Wick - halwick@sio.midco.net Judy Jelbert - jabj1776@gmail.com Doug Knust - doug.knust@gmail.com David Wheeler - David@huronlawyer.com Kassidy Noem - kassidy.noem@gmail.com

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