For those of you who didn't vote for her - this is the kind of stuff Elli is made of
(Picture from Mt. Blogmore)
Read it all here.
This was a loud, tough, hardball campaign. You can imagine the scene around midnight at the Democratic party at the Radisson, where Katus and his supporters celebrated along with opponents of the newly defeated abortion ban, Referred Law 6.
Then, in walks Elli Schwiesow. She’s smiling, gracious, soft-spoken and there to congratulate her opponent.
Democrats and Republican abortion-ban opponents seemed taken aback at first. Then they approached Elli, one by one, to shake her hand and tell her how much they appreciated her showing up. Leah Johnson, the young organizer for South Dakota Healthy Families, was among them. Elli tells her, You looked so attractive on television.
Elli waits patiently for Tom to break free, which takes awhile. They shake hands. She tells him she thinks he’ll do a good job.