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Krebs Files Statement of Candidacy September 3; Gant Gets Message, Steps Aside

Shantel Krebs sent out an explicit challenge to Secretary of State Jason Gant in this letter to South Dakota Republican Party delegates on August 27. But in case Gant didn't check his mail at home, Krebs made sure he got the message that she wanted him out with another submission, her statement of organization of a campaign committee.

Bob Mercer finds this document on the Secretary of State's campaign finance website. Krebs indicates the office she seeks is Secretary of State. She dated the document August 30. Secretary Gant stamped it September 3.

Secretary Gant made his historically unique announcement that he would not seek re-election eight days later.

Krebs will officially announce her candidacy for Secretary of State tomorrow.


  1. Roger Cornelius Post author | 2013.09.20

    Even a Rapid City Journal editorial the other day said Gant not running again was a good thing for the state. That was a Wow!

    On the other hand, the editorial wasn't posted online in the editorial section so comments could not be made.

  2. Jim 2013.09.20

    PP doesn't want this discussed

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