SDGOP on Yesterday's Primaries
The State GOP issued this release today on the results of the primary election:
Primaries show strength of GOP
Dems post low turn-out for gubernatorial candidates
PIERRE – Tuesday was a very good day for Republicans in South Dakota.
Turn-out in the Democrat gubernatorial race was very low – in the single digits in some counties – due, in part, to the fact that the favorite candidate, Gov. Mike Rounds, had no primary and was not on the ballot. “Low voter turnout reflects a high degree of satisfaction from both Democrats and Republican with how Governor Rounds is leading our state,” South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Randy Frederick said. “Tuesday was a very good night for Mike Rounds and the Republican Party.”
Fewer than 1 in every 5 Democrat voters in South Dakota went to the polls on Friday. “Gov. Rounds has shown that he is a true leader with a clear vision for South Dakota,” Frederick said. “That leadership and that vision was evident on Tuesday.”
Frederick said now that the primaries are complete, the Republican ticket, headed by Gov. Rounds, is stronger than ever. “Primaries are part of the election process and the GOP is coming out of them energized and ready to make a difference,” he said. “We have a tremendous slate of candidates and I feel confident that our message of good government, lower taxes and personal responsibility will continue to resonate with the voters in South Dakota.”