FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Democrats picked their candidate in what they hope might be a winnable race for Secretary of State however opted to not title a challenger for state Legal professional Basic.
The delegates to the state conference selected former journalist Tom Cool, who ran for auditor in 2018, to problem Republican Monae Johnson who beat out incumbent Steve Barnett, in accordance with the Sioux Falls Argus Chief. Johnson based mostly her marketing campaign round “election integrity” in a nod to Republican fears that had been instigated by former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
“They hold whining about election integrity, which we all know are their code phrases for voter suppression,” mentioned Cool, of Sioux Falls. “They don’t simply need to go together with the Supreme Court docket and return to the Nineteen Fifties, they need to return to the 1850s when it was solely white males controlling this nation.”
The Democrats didn’t nominate a candidate to problem Marty Jackley, the previous South Dakota lawyer normal working to reclaim his previous job after his successor was faraway from workplace final month.
The Democrats additionally backed retired public administrator John Cunningham for state treasurer and navy veteran Stephany Marty for state auditor.
State Rep. Jennifer Keintz obtained enthusiastic assist to be Jamie Smith’s working mate in his marketing campaign to beat Republican incumbent Gov. Kristi Noem.
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