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Brookings Dems Host Lowe-Wismer Debate Tuesday, May 20

Governor Dennis Daugaard is hiding from debates in incumbency and Mongolia, but the Democrats seeking to replace him aren't. If you can't wait two weeks for the SDPB debate between Joe Lowe and Susan Wismer, you can truck over to Brookings on Tuesday, May 20, to hear the Democratic contenders hash out their résumés and policy positions.

The candidates will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brookings Public Library, in the Cooper Room. They will respond to questions from moderator and SDSU poli-sci professor emeritus Bob Burns. Audience members may also submit written questions before the show begins.

The Brookings County Democrats are hosting, but decent and open folks that they are, they invite everyone—Dem, Indy, GOP, whatever—to come participate.


  1. Rhino Lynn 2014.05.15

    We have a debate tonight on South Dakota Public Television. Tomorrow night in Kyle and then this one Tuesday. Great!

  2. Disgusted Dakotan 2014.05.15

    Good for the Democrats! That's the way it should be, no favoritism by the party chairman pulling strings in the background!

  3. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.15

    Speaking of Kyle, here's the updated roster for Friday's Oglala Lakota College forum from organizer Michelle May. Note that both Lowe and Wismer will be there!

    (R) Lora Hubbel-Attending
    (R) Dennis Daugaard- Declined
    (D) Joe Lowe-Attending
    (D) Susan Wismer-Attending
    (I) Mike Myers-Attending

    (R) Mike Rounds- NO Response as of 5/13/14
    (R) Jason Rasvnsborg-Attending
    (R) Larry Rhoden- Declined
    (R) Stace Nelson
    (R) Annette Bosworth- NO Response as of 5/13/14
    (D) Rick Weiland- Declined
    (I) Larry Pressler- Declined
    (I) Gordon Howie- Declined
    (I) Clayton Walker- NO Response as of 5/13/14

    House of Representatives:
    (D) Corinna Robinson-Attending
    (R) Kristi Noem- Declined

  4. Mary Perpich 2014.05.15

    Thanks for the plug for our candidate Q and A with the Democratic governor candidates. We hope for good attendance and probing questions.

  5. Shirley Harrington-Moore 2014.05.15

    to whom do we give the questions we have for the candidates?

  6. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.15

    Brookings Dems are hosting; Mary Perpich is in charge. You can contact the Brookings Dems via Facebook:

    E-mail me, and I can also pass you Perpich's contact info. Or you can just show up and hand your written questions to the organizers.

  7. lesliengland 2014.05.15

    way to go oglalas!! lotta votes down there!! we have a party chair?? corrina will be there too!! i know rick has an intense schedule, and maybe he already has the rez in the bag, but we need him sooooo bad in the senate, the nation does.

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