Rhoden on the campaign trail for HB 1215
The Rapid City Journal is reporting this morning that instead of campaigning for himself or other legislative candidates, State House Majority Leader Larry Rhoden is on the campaign trail for HB 1215 this year:
A state lawmaker and pastors appeared at the prayer service to explain why they believe voters should approve the measure, which would ban nearly all abortions in South Dakota.Read it all here.
The abortion ban has been referred to the voters on the Nov. 7 ballot.
House Republican Leader Larry Rhoden of Union Center said he believes that the public is getting some misleading information about the abortion measure.
Rhoden said he was speaking as a member of the Legislature who simply wants to state facts and get support for the law — not as a candidate seeking re-election in November.
“If I was abusing a position or trying to take advantage of an issue to further my chances of winning a legislative race, then that would be questionable,” Rhoden said. “I think in this case, clearly, since I don’t have a race in the first place, it’s not the case. But even if I did, it wouldn’t be the case.”
Rhoden is unopposed in his district. He said he will speak at other Proclaiming Life and Liberty rallies this summer.