SDWC Political Outing for March 1, 2006; D24 GOP House Candidate Emerges

I didn't think I had much for a post tonight until I got home and checking my e-mail. Just when I think it's quiet, I find there's some interesting stuff is occurring out there

Not much activity on the petition filing front as of yet. As far as the legislative candidates go, here’s the list as of this afternoon:

1

Senate

Democratic

Hanson, Gary D.

8

House

Democratic

Lange, Gerald F.

14

House

Republican

Tornow, R. Shawn

20

House

Republican

Carson, Lance A.

20

House

Republican

Vehle, Mike

21

House

Republican

Juhnke, Kent

25

House

Republican

Ammon, Greg

25

House

Republican

Rave, Tim

26A

House

Democratic

Lucas, Larry J.

26B

House

Democratic

Glover, Thomas J.

28B

House

Republican

Drown, Bob

28B

House

Republican

Olson, Betty

29

House

Republican

LaRue, Maurice

30

House

Republican

Pederson, Gordon

31

Senate

Republican

Apa, Jerry

32

Senate

Republican

Adelstein, Stanford M.

34

Senate

Republican

McCracken, Royal "Mac"

35

House

Republican

Kirkeby, Mark


In Rapid City, I hear there are things-a-brewing. I’m told today that “Liquor Tax Petition” Pennington County Commissioner Delores Coffing is going to be challenged in the Republican Primary by Rapid City Attorney Ethan Schmidt. If you don’t know him, Ethan is the son of GOP National Committeeman and long-time Republican Ron Schmidt. I consider Ethan a friend, so I’ll be keeping an eye on that race.

I had a call that one of my conservative and hard-charging friends was going to run for a House Seat in District 35. The result when I chased it down? Not True. So far as I know, the only two Republicans running in that House Race are Gordon Pederson and Gordon Howie. But in case anyone sees a petition to the contrary, let me know.

This one hot off the rumor mill from one good source - The word tonight is that Kathy Lucas of Pierre has entered (or will shortly enter) the Republican House Race for District 24. As I'm told, Kathy is supposedly running on a “freedom” platform. Whatever that is. I suspect it's going to put a new spin on the House Race as it creates a primary for GOP House members Ryan Olson and Tim Rounds.

Kathy has been an active participant with the party over the years. From my observations, I suspect her freedom platform will likely place her apart from her opponents as being more liberal on social issues.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Is Kathy that dark haired lady that was running around the halls with pro-abortion literature and flashing a crucifx at people in a wacked out way on the last couple of days?

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