2014 South Dakota Senate debates
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from 2014 SD Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Gordon Howie (7)
- Larry Pressler (17) Independent Challenger South Dakota
- Mike Rounds (7) South Dakota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
- Rick Weiland (14) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
South Dakota Senate debates and race coverage:
- AARP Voter Guide (on Rick Weiland and Larry Pressler), Aug. 31, 2014
- KSFY/ABC News, "South Dakota Senate candidates debate money, priorities" (debate at Dakotafest in Mitchell), by Brian Allen, Aug 20, 2014
- Argus-Leader, "Howie supports gay civil unions", by David Montgomery, Aug 16, 2014
- Argus-Leader, "Four Candidates for Senate Differ on Highway Funding", by David Montgomery, Aug 2, 2014
- AdWatch: Transcript of TV ad, "America needs God", from GordonHowieForSenate.com, Aug. 1, 2014
- Rollcall e-zine, "Quirky Ex-Senator Stomps on Democrats’ S.D. Hopes", by Colin Diersing, 7/24/2014
- The Capital Journal, "Rounds awarded $75 million in Future Funds", by Joel Ebert, March 11, 2014.
- Rapid City Journal, "Five questions: Rick Weiland", by Joe O'Sullivan, March 10, 2014
- Politico.com AdWatch: "Larry Pressler ‘American Hustle’ ad to air during Oscars", Associated Press, 2/28/14
- Rapid City Journal and MinnPost.com on Larry Pressler, 12/31/2013
- AdWatch on Rick Weiland email, Oct. 15, 2013
- Argus Leader coverage, June 30, 2013
- Politico.com coverage, 11/14/2013
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
Budget & Economy|
Mike Rounds: Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation.
Gordon Howie: Say No to $17 trillion national debt.
Larry Pressler: Pay a little more taxes & give up some programs.
Gordon Howie: Gays and lesbians choose to live outside the laws of God.
Gordon Howie: Civil unions and equal rights for gays, but not marriage.
Larry Pressler: Filed legal brief to overturn S.D.'s gay marriage ban.
Mike Rounds: Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage.
Larry Pressler: Supports gay marriage.
Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals for businesses 'too big to fail'.
Mike Rounds: $75M in Future Fund grants to support entrepreneurialism.
Larry Pressler: Both parties beholden to corporate backers.
Rick Weiland: Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor.
Energy & Oil|
Gordon Howie: Congress should pass laws benefiting the oil & gas industry.
Larry Pressler: Immediate increase of 12 cents per gallon in the gas tax.
Mike Rounds: Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax.
Rick Weiland: End subsidies to big oil companies, instead of gas tax.
Rick Weiland: Opposes Keystone XL pipeline.
Mike Rounds: Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
Rick Weiland: Congress should fight for people, not for big donors.
Gordon Howie: Bumper sticker: God, Guns, and Gordon.
Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Rick Weiland: Give Medicare recipients a choice of private insurance.
Larry Pressler: Keep ObamaCare in place; we need it.
Rick Weiland: Push for public option to expand ObamaCare.
Rick Weiland: Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option.
Mike Rounds: Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government.
Larry Pressler: First Vietnam vet elected to Congress.
Larry Pressler: Significant cutbacks on overseas military spending.
Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
Larry Pressler: 5-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Mike Rounds: Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship.
Rick Weiland: Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time.
Principles & Values|
Gordon Howie: A great America needs God.
Larry Pressler: Former three-term Senator; ran for president in 1980.
Rick Weiland: Touring all 311 of South Dakota's incorporated towns.
Larry Pressler: Non-conventional independent campaign to influence debate.
Larry Pressler: 1978: first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate.
Rick Weiland: Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy.
Gordon Howie: Rein in bloated government instead of raising taxes.
Larry Pressler: Raise taxes on estates worth more than $10 million.
Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
War & Peace|
Rick Weiland: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.
The above quotations are from 2014 South Dakota Senate debates.
- Now or Never: A Call to Reclaim America, by Rep. Jody Hice (R, GA-10)
- The Case for Polarized Politics, by Senate candidate Jeff Bell (R, NJ)
- Born To Fly, by Senate candidate Shane Osborn (R, NE)
- The Debt Bomb, by Senator Tom Coburn (R, OK)
- A Fighting Chance, by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA)
- Winning Right, by Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (R,VA)
- Planned Bullyhood, by Senate candidate Karen Handel (R,GA)
- The Tea Party Goes to Washington, by Senator Rand Paul (R,KY)
- Governor`s Travels, by Senator Angus King (I,ME)
- This Is Not Florida, biography of Senator Al Franken (D,MN)
- The Truth (with jokes), by Sen. Al Franken (D, MN)
- Planned Bullyhood, by Senate candidate Karen Handel (R, GA)
- Republican Leader, biography of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R, KY)
- The Man Behind The Mask, by Senate candidate Andy Martin (R, NH)
- In the Company of Men, by Senate candidate Nancy Mace (R, SC)
- Be the Change!, by Senate candidate Michelle Nunn (D, GA)
- The Greatest Hoax, by Sen. James Inhofe (R, OK)
- Unite and Conquer, by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ)