Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) confirmed that she will be running for Governor of South Dakota by launching her campaign on Friday.
Noem announced her reelection campaign in a video saying, “Three years ago, I asked you to trust me to lead our state as your Governor. I have worked every day since to make our state safer, stronger, and healthier for our kids and our grandkids. It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve you. And today, I am officially announcing my run to serve you for four more years. I’d be honored if you would give me your support again and join us in this campaign. Together, we’re setting an example for the nation, and we’ll ensure that the next generation of South Dakotans can grow up happy and free.”
Governor Noem expects to cruise to an easy reelection with solid support in deep-red South Dakota. Her campaign already has a massive headstart with a 10 million dollar war chest.
While Governor Noem has been extremely weak on socially conservative issues, she has managed to maintain her popularity.
Her actions as Governor have done just enough to keep her a low priority to many who want to see the Republican Party swept of those weak on social issues.
Governor Noem has a functional relationship with former President Donald Trump, which should go a long way to helping her cruise to another term as Governor of the Mount Rushmore State.
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