SD governor’s race

Gov. Kristi Noem greeting her mother, Corrine Arnold, before giving a victory speech upon her re-election.

Kristi Noem wins second term as South Dakota governor

BY: - November 9, 2022

In the run-up to election day, Democrats in South Dakota believed they saw hopeful signs in the governor’s race. An SDSU poll put Democratic candidate Jamie Smith within striking distance of incumbent Republican Gov. Kristi Noem. The Smith crew also pointed to internal polling that suggested a strong potential for the Sioux Falls lawmaker, who […]