David Montgomery noted with amusement that Governor Dennis Daugaard submitted nominating petitions Tuesday for a re-election campaign that did not yet officially exist. Governor Daugaard will make that campaign official next week Tuesday, flying across the state to kick off his re-election bid. The Governor announces he'll make these three stops.

  • Sioux Falls - Holiday Inn City Centre Palisades room - 9:30am CDT
  • Rapid City - Black Hills Visitor Information Center main room - 1:00pm MDT
  • Pierre - Ramkota Amphitheater II - 5:15pm CDT

Note that Daugaard will be flying back into Pierre just in time to strafe any straggling candidates scrambling to get to the Capitol before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline to submit nominating petitions. Incoming!