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Dennis Daugaard on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Principles & Values
Republican SD Governor: Click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Thune on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.0% of 324 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Rick Weiland on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • 1996: As Democratic nominee, lost statewide House campaign. (Oct 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Principles & Values
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Remember founding fathers' ideals or will lose freedom. (Jul 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Principles & Values
Republican SD Governor: Click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Johnson on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted with Democratic Party 100% of 15 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 33% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Larry Pressler on Principles & Values
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Non-conventional independent campaign to influence debate. (Nov 2013)
  • 1978: first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate. (Nov 2013)
Bill Janklow on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
Tom Daschle on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • 2004: Senator Obama's mentor upon entering the Senate. (Sep 2011)
  • Defeated in 2004 as part of wider Republican victory. (May 2007)
  • New Leadership for America PAC supports 3 candidates. (Dec 2006)
  • 2002 Congressional election loss was disaster for Dems & USA. (Aug 2004)
  • Considered running for president in wake of 2002 Dems loss. (Aug 2004)
  • Post-2002 debate: move back to left, vs. move to center. (Aug 2004)
  • Liberals see government duty to solve problems. (Aug 2004)
  • A union as strong as the American people. (Jan 2004)
  • Shift away from Bush priorities will follow shift in Senate. (May 2001)
  • Gore ahead by 9 votes, if all current recounts are counted. (Nov 2000)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Principles & Values
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephanie Herseth on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Bill Janklow on Principles & Values
Republican (District AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
Sam Kephart on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Thune on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.0% of 324 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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