South Dakota governor formally launches reelection campaign

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Governor. Kristi Noem was formally launched her reelection campaign on Friday.

South Dakota governor formally launches reelection campaign

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Governor. Kristi Noem was formally launched her reelection campaign on Friday.

In a statement, her campaign stated that she raised more than $10 million since she was elected in 2013. According to the campaign, she has $6.5 million in cash. She already stated that she would be seeking a second term.

Noem stated that "We have gone through difficult times, but have also achieved great things together." "We have embraced fiscal responsibility, protected freedoms of our citizens, fought federal government intrusions, invested in the next generation through education and healthcare, expanding broadband and new career opportunities, so that our children can remain in South Dakota."

Noem strongly opposed any government restrictions on how to respond to the pandemic, but she wouldn't forbid private companies to require vaccinations for their employees.

She was close to Donald Trump. She gave Trump the opportunity to star in a patriotic display that was staged over Mount Rushmore last year to celebrate Independence Day.

However, she exasperated Republicans by her bill to ban transgender females in girls' and womens' sports. This was a departure from conservative orthodoxy.

Noem also has to deal with questions about a meeting last Year in which her daughter Kassidy Peters and state employees were present. These employees were responsible for Peters' application to be licensed as a real-estate appraiser. Ethics experts raised concerns about Noem's improper influence.

Noem claimed she never asked for special treatment for her daughter. She dismissed an initial report from The Associated Press about the meeting as a political attack and cast the episode in an attempt to improve certification processes.

The governor did not mention any criticisms in her announcement. She kept the tone positive.

In a campaign video , Noem stated that "Together, we're setting an instance for the nation." Noem posted this statement in a brief campaign video Friday. We'll make sure that the next generation in South Dakota is happy and free.

Noem served in the state legislature and was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. She served eight years. With 51 percent of the vote, she won the governor's seat in 2018.

Updated Date: 15 November 2021, 15:28

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