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Tracking Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and Tim Johnson in Media

Weekly Clips from June 24, 2010 to July 8, 2010

Sen. Tim Johnson – SD and Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin – SD-AL

Sen. Tim Johnson – SD

Johnson Works to Pass Landmark Bill to Make Reservations Safer

June 24: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: Today the Senate passed the Tribal Law and Order Act, legislation which aims to reduce crime on reservations. “This has been a long time coming, and I am pleased to have helped pass this bill,” said Johnson. More…

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Small companies facing hard health care choices

Argus Leader: Jon Walker: Sen. Johnson was the only member of South Dakota’s congressional delegation to support the complex health care legislation. Now, South Dakota business owners are struggling to support the bill in its entirety. “There isn’t a business we’ve spoken with that didn’t say we needed to do something,” said Shawn Lyons, executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association.”The frustrating thing we hear is more along the lines of, ‘This is it?’” More…

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Johnson Announces $617,040 in Job Training Funding for South Dakota

June 25: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: South Dakota will receive the funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and the grant comes from the Department of Labor’s On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grants Program. “I am pleased these funds will promote projects that meet those needs here in South Dakota,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Honor Flight veterans reunite

Argus Leader: During a South Dakota Salute to the Troops event, Honor Flight veterans and their families reunited at a picnic. Sen. Johnson attended the event and shared his appreciation of the Honor Flight veterans’ service. More…

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Senators inspect progress of Lewis & Clark water project

Argus Leader: During a tour of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project, Sen. Johnson, D-S.D.; Sen. Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Troy Larson, Lewis & Clark executive director, said funding for the incomplete water project is drying up. “Funding will continue, but it is going to be a problem getting $35 million a year,” Johnson said. More…

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Johnson Comments on the Passing of Senator Byrd

June 28: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Senator Byrd was a public servant through and through, and will be remembered fondly for his service to this nation.” More…

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Johnson Announces $4.7 million for Localities

June 28: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: South Dakota will receive the funds from the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. “Over the years, our state has benefited greatly from the PILT program and I know that today’s funding will help us continue to make quality infrastructure investments,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Senators from Dakotas put spotlight on diabetes among Native Americans

Rapid City Journal: Sen. Dorgan said 60 senators, including Sen. Johnson, plan to renew the Special Diabetes Program for Native Americans. “We made some strides in improving health in Indian Country earlier this year with the passage of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as part of comprehensive health care reform, but there is still a lot of work to do,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Johnson: Energy Committee Acts to Reform Oil and Gas Exploration

June 30: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: The Senate Energy Committee has passed the Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act, legislation which will restructure the Minerals Management Service.   “I’m pleased that the Energy Committee is taking concrete steps to strengthen regulations for the safety and performance of offshore oil and gas exploration.  This legislation will put an end to the mismanagement within the Department of Interior and make much-needed reforms,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Johnson Announces Funding for Colony Collapse Disorder

June 30: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: Honeybee producers will receive over $6 million of national disaster assistance from the USDA Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). “Honeybee producers play a vital role in our state’s agriculture sector and I will continue to work in the Senate to discover the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder and ensure that the producers are able to stay in business,” Johnson said. More…

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Johnson Announces $2.9 Million for Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority

June 30: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: The Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority will receive a federal grant around $3 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. “Our state’s ability to connect nationwide depends on these funds, and I’m pleased that this funding will be used to improve runway safety at Joe Foss Field,” Johnson said. More…

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Johnson Calls on Ag Secretary for Increased Flexibility for Prevented Planting

July 1: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: South Dakota’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, “seeking flexibility for prevented planting coverage restrictions with the goal of enabling impacted operations to produce adequate feed stocks.” More…

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Johnson Announces $125,614 for South Dakota Universities

July 1: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: The University of South Dakota and Dakota Wesleyan University will receive federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program.  The funding comes from annual federal appropriations with additional money coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “All South Dakotans deserve to have access to quality health care, and this funding will help ensure that they do.  Thanks to the stimulus these amounts are nearly double the regular appropriations for these important programs,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Ranchers debate wilderness bill

Rapid City Journal Kevin Woster: Sen. Johnson’s bill, the Tony Dean Cheyenne River Valley Conservation Act of 2010, was discussed by concerned ranchers. “We want more assurance of our individual allotments being protected. We were promised that, but we never saw it in this bill,” said rancher John Rittberger. More…

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Johnson: Wall St Reform Bill to safeguard the stability of our economy

July 6: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “This legislation is an important and long-overdue measure that will help to safeguard the long-term stability of our economy. The kind of free-wheeling, self-regulating, anything-goes environment that we had before the crisis is simply not an option,” Johnson said. More…

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Johnson: Wall Street reform bill has protections

AP: “I think that those who oppose this bill should answer the charges that they are pro-Wall Street, pro-deregulation when that has proven to be a vast mistake and anti-consumer,” Johnson said. “They are protecting the big banks and they should answer for that.” More…

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Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin – SD-AL

SD-AL Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Likely D to Lean D

Cook Political Report: June 24: “Dems Larry Kissell, Earl Pomeroy, Paul Kanjorsksi, and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin have all seen their reelection chances continue to dwindle before their very eyes. Three of them are now locked in “toss up” races while Herseth Sandlin has gone from “lean” to “likely D” status (the Rothenberg Political Report has moved her from “likely” to “toss up/tilt Dem”).” More…

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Herseth Sandlin Faces Best GOP Opponent Yet

CQ Politics: Anna Palmer: “Perhaps the one thing we do know for sure is that Herseth Sandlin faces what looks to be her toughest challenge yet, and for that reason CQ Politics is changing the rating of the race from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic.” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tom Erickson said, “Kristi Noem is everything that Stephanie Herseth claims to be but isn’t. There’s a lot of anger at Washington over the national debt and spending and Stephanie Herseth has been a part of that.”More…

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RELEASE: Mitt Romney Announces South Dakota Endorsements

Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC: Press Room: June 30:  “Far too many of our elected officials have forgotten that service is a key part of public service. A small business owner, and experienced rancher and farmer, Kristi Noem understands South Dakota and its values, and will restore its voice to the U.S. House.” Kristi Noem is challenging incumbent Rep. Herseth Sandlin (D). More…

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South Dakota-At Large Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

National Journal: Rep. Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) has been ranked second to last place in National Journal’s weekly House rankings. “The Dem has also been on the defensive in recent days for her husband’s (ex-Rep. Max Sandlin) lobbying work. If this theme continues to dominate the campaign, it’ll be a long cycle for Herseth Sandlin.” More…

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SD-House At Large 2010

Talking Points Memo: Poll Tracker: TPM’s interactive poll-average graph displays the results from polls, such as Rasmussen and PPP, to track the candidates for the SD-AL race; Kristi Noem and Rep. Herseth Sandlin. More…

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Republicans take aim at a Democrat in South Dakota

AP: Jill Bartlett, a businesswoman in South Dakota, will cast a “vote for change” in this year’s Congressional elections. For Bartlett explains that her dissatisfaction with Congressional spending and regulation means that she will not vote for incumbent Herseth Sandlin in the SD-AL race:

“I’m voting change on everything I’m voting for because I’m so unhappy with what is happening,” Bartlett said. More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN: SUPREME COURT DECISION AFFIRMS SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

June 28: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: The U.S. Supreme Court said, in McDonald v. City of Chicago, that the Second Amendment rights apply to the states. “This ruling provides greater protection for Americans’ Constitutional right to bear arms.  Unfortunately, some don’t understand that hunting and outdoors activities are a key part of our way of life in South Dakota.  This decision will help ensure that our Second Amendment rights are protected,” Herseth Sandlin said. More…

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Candidate Takes On Establishment

Yankton Press & Record: B. Thomas Marking is running as an independent candidate against Kristi Noem for the U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Herseth Sandlin “If it comes down to credentials and fresh ideas, I have got it won on both counts,” he said. More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN INTRODUCES CONSUMER FUELS CHOICE ACT

June 30: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Rep. Herseth Sandlin introduced the Consumer Fuels Choice Act of 2010. “By providing grants for the installation of blender pumps we can begin to cut down on the prices Americans are paying at the pump, and bring us one step closer to energy independence,” Herseth Sandlin said of the need for the legislation. More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN CONTINUES OUTREACH TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON SOUTH DAKOTA FLOODING

June 30: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin:  “Local economies, infrastructure and community life are continually put to the test with these floods and federal resources can provide important assistance to get communities back on their feet,” Rep. Herseth Sandlin said. “I look forward to working with FEMA and FHA on the development of long-term flood mitigation plans.” More…

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Ellis: Herseth Sandlin’s husband joins fray

Argus Leader: Jonathan Ellis: “There’s nothing unusual about spouses and other family members soliciting money or campaigning for their politician family member. But the Max Sandlin letter was perplexing to some because of its timing and tone. Why have him sign the letter?” More…

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NRCC Picks New Young Guns

Reid Wilson: “The NRCC is spotlighting 16 new top recruits it hopes will make up an increasingly large freshman class in the 112th Congress. State Rep. Kristi Noem (R), running against incumbent Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D), is one of the sixteen new Young Guns. More…

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Herseth Sandlin Goes to War as New Blue Dog Voice

Roll Call: Steven T. Dennis: “Blue Dogs…are grateful that we finally have not only some wind at our backs in terms of public sentiment, but we have colleagues in our Caucus and Republicans who are now expressing the same amount of concern about the debt and deficits that we’ve been expressing for a number of years, regardless of who has been in the White House and who has been in control.” More…

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Herseth Sandlin’s Phony War on Deficits

Think Progress: Ryan Yglesias: “Roll Call has an extremely flattering profile of Blue Dog Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD), in which she is portrayed as a thorn in the side of Nancy Pelosi, bravely defending the nation from increased deficits.” “When the media frames this as about deficits without noting that Blue Dogs routinely support measures that increase deficits when it suits them, it does a grave disservice to our discourse.” More…

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Kristi Noem: Thee American Future

Blog Spot: “This (Kristi Noem) is the Lady which these 50 American states need as thee voice in the House to change that House back into the People’s House.
While the glamour goes to Sean Hannity and Mark Levin in the fine GOP Senators running, there must be just as much attention paid to Kristi Noem as she is about to retire the biggest fraud (Stephanie Herseth Sandlin) since Tom Daschle in the Congress.” More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN HELPS PASS WALL STREET REFORM

June 30: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Rep. Herseth Sandlin today voted in favor of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “Importantly, this bill will protect taxpayers by helping to ensure they aren’t the ones on the hook when someone on Wall Street makes a bad choice, or takes too large a risk,” Herseth Sandlin said. More…

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ACLU joins in Amazon-N.C. tax fight

Charlotte Business Journal: Several Democrats, including Rep. Herseth Sandlin, have introduced The Main Street Fairness Act; legislation that would tax internet sales. Consequently, the ACLU and Amazon.com are objecting the measure after the North Carolina Department of Revenue requested Amazon.com to release customer sales information for online sales tax purposes . Katy Parker, legal director for the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation said, “We had hoped the department would narrow the scope of its requests in order to protect privacy rights, and we are surprised and disappointed that it has become necessary for us to take legal action in order to safeguard consumers’ rights.” More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO NAME RAPID CITY COURTHOUSE AFTER JUDGE ANDREW BOGUE

June 30: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: The legislation Rep. Herseth Sandlin introduced would designate a Rapid City courthouse the “Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse.” Speaking of Judge Bogue, the Congresswoman said, “His life was marked by service to others and dedication to upholding the law and preserving justice.”More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DISASTER RELIEF ELIGIBILITY

July 1: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: FEMA announced that 6 additional counties, Deuel, Douglas, Gregory, Hand, Lake, and Tripp, are included as counties eligible for federal aid. Rep. Herseth Sandlin said, “These funds are critical to helping get severely-affected communities back on their feet.”  More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN REQUESTS INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR PREVENTED PLANTING

July 1: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: South Dakota’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, “seeking flexibility for prevented planting coverage restrictions with the goal of enabling impacted operations to produce adequate feed stocks.” More…

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The Week Ahead: Recess campaigning

The Hill: On Thursday the House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will visit South Dakota in effort to support the campaign of Rep. Herseth Sandlin (D). More…

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SBA List PAC endorses 8 more pro-life women candidates

Christian Newswire: The Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life political action committee, has recently announced its endorsement of Kristi Noem. Noem is challenging incumbent Rep. Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL), who has been endorsed by EMILY’S List, a pro-choice political action committee. The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser spoke of the SAB endorsed candidates.  “America is embracing authentic feminism – one which returns to its suffragist, pro-life roots. These women are the brightest stars of a populist, pro-woman, pro-life grassroots movement that is determined to return the strength of femininity to feminism.” More…

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Weekly Clips from July 8, 2010 to July 22, 2010

Sen. Tim Johnson – SD and Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin – SD-AL

Sen. Tim Johnson – SD

Johnson Announces $977,500 for Martin

July 13: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “This grant will provide commercial space for businesses in the community and make more affordable rental housing available for Martin residents,” said Johnson. More…

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Johnson Announces $65,000 for Small Business Growth in Howard

July 13: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “I am pleased that the Rural Learning Center will receive this funding to provide needed assistance to local businesses and bring investments to the community,” Sen.  Johnson said. More…

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Johnson: Subcommittee Passes Ag Spending Bill That Brings Nearly $8 Million to SD

July 14: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Agriculture is the largest industry in our state and I’m proud to bring federal dollars back home that promote continued growth,” said Johnson. More…

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Klobuchar and Johnson Introduce Legislation to Promote Domestic Energy Production

July 14: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “This bill will boost the economy by replacing imported oil with homegrown biofuels and renewable energy.  Jobs will be created across the entire economy to produce parts and components for wind farms and by manufacturing vehicles that can run on higher blends of renewable fuels. It’s a win for energy security and economic security,” said Johnson. More…

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Chairman Johnson Brings More Than $50 Million to South Dakota in MilCon/VA Spending Bill

July 14: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Even though federal dollars are hard to come by, I will not let this subcommittee’s mission of providing quality health care and improved infrastructure fall behind. This bill balances the needs of our veterans and our military while addressing the needs of rural America,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Johnson Announces $40,050 in Economic Development Funding for Black Hills State

July 14: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “I am pleased that Black Hills State University will receive funding to help plan for the new business incubator. This grant will help bring public and private sectors together in order to help create and retain jobs,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Johnson: New Health Care Regulations Ensure Free Preventive Care

July 15: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Prevention is both cheaper and more effective than treating an illness when it strikes, which is why we included these provisions in the health care reform legislation to make these services more accessible.” More…

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Thune to oppose Kagan for Supreme Court, Johnson leaning toward “yes” vote

Rapid City Journal: Staffers said the senator is leaning toward a “yes” vote on the Kagan nomination. But he won’t announce his intentions until after he meets with her and probably not until the committee finishes its work on the nomination. More…

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Johnson: Kagan has What it Takes to Serve on High Court

July 15: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “While I will hold my final decision until the Judiciary Committee completes their work, it is clear Elena Kagan has what it takes to serve on the high Court and I am leaning toward supporting her nomination,” Sen. Johnson said on a Youtube video. More…

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Johnson: Historic Wall Street Bill Creates Accountability

July 15: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “We have now passed historic legislation that creates better accountability and transparency for Wall Street and the financial sector.” More…

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Johnson: Ag Spending Bill Clears Hurdle

July 15: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Agriculture is the lifeblood of our state’s economy, and we can’t let politics get in the way of funding the largest industry in South Dakota,” said Johnson. More…

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Johnson meets with, lauds Kagan

Argus Leader: Sen. Tim Johnson said he was “impressed” with Supreme Court nominee and Solicitor General Elena Kagan after a meeting with her Thursday. More…

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Johnson Announces Additional Funding for Colony Collapse Disorder

July 16: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “I will continue to support efforts to discover the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder and ensure that honeybee producers continue to play a vital role in our state’s agriculture sector.” More…

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Grassley defends vote against unemployment benefits extension

Sioux City Journal: South Dakota Democrat Senator Tim Johnson supported the measure. More…

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Johnson Announces Almost $15 Million For South Dakota-Based Communication Service

July 19: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Many hearing-impaired individuals are disadvantaged by inadequate or non-existent access to broadband and this funding will help bridge that digital and information divide.” More…

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Johnson: Subcommittee Advances Energy and Water Spending Bill That Brings Nearly $48 Million to SD

July 20: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “These projects are vital to our state and I will continue to work to ensure they are properly funded,” Sen. Johnson said. More…

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Johnson Comments as President Signs Wall Street Reform

July 21: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “I was honored to take part in the historic moment this morning, and I look forward to continuing my conversations with South Dakotans as we work to implement this legislation.  It will not be an easy task, and it is certainly possible that there will be aspects of this bill that need to be changed, but it is a necessary step to bring common sense back into focus.” More…

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Johnson: Subcommittee Advances Transportation and Economic Development That Brings $6.15 Million to South Dakota

July 21: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “Federal dollars are difficult to come by this year, but we must continue the progress we have made across the state to improve our infrastructure.” More…

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Johnson Announces $1.4 Million for Rapid City Airport

July 22: Pressroom: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson: “These types of infrastructure and equipment improvements help the Rapid City Regional Airport accommodate growth and better serve the people and local economies of the Black Hills.” More…

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Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin – SD-AL

Election 2010: South Dakota House of Representatives

Rasmussen Reports: July 9: The latest Rasmussen Report poll shows Kristi Noem received 49% support, while Herseth-Sandlin picks up only 44% of the vote. More…

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Ad watch: Today’s best of the rest

MSNBC: SD HOUSE, Herseth Sandlin, “A Lot’s Changed” More…

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Herseth Sandlin Reflects South Dakota Values…NOT

Dakota Voice: Bob Ellis: July 12: “Does taxpayer-funded abortion reflect South Dakota values?  Is environmental extremism a South Dakota value? Is forcing South Dakotans to accept homosexual behavior, cross-dressing and other sexual deviancies a South Dakota value?  Is forcing South Dakota businesses to pay their workers for not working a South Dakota value? Is keeping workers under the thumb of union thugs a South Dakota value? Is unconstitutional socialized health care a South Dakota value?” More…

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Why Wall Street Reform is Right for South Dakota

July 13: Op-Eds: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: This legislation is a critically important part of a nearly two-year response to a financial crisis that shook our economy to the core.  South Dakota families and businesses have so much at stake in how we respond to the financial crisis, and that’s why I have consistently voted in line with our state’s priorities. More…

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Movements in House, Senate Ratings

TIME: Real Clear Politics: Sean Trende: July 12: “But a second poll showing a lead for Noem is enough to cause us to rate this race <b>Leans Republican</b>.” More…

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2010 Race of the Day: Taking Back South Dakota

Town Hall: Brian Walsh: “Although to the good people of the Mount Rushmore State she boasts herself as a fiscally-responsible Democrat, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s record in Washington is anything but. She proudly supported the $787 billion failed stimulus package, voted for the most fiscally irresponsible budget in history, and voted to sell more debt to countries like China by raising the national debt ceiling by a staggering $2.2 trillion – supporting Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda 92.1% of the time.” More…

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Herseth Touts Health Care Opposition

National Journal: Hotline: On Call: Reid Wilson:”Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) is highlighting her opposition to health care legislation in her campaign’s first ad, becoming the latest Dem to run away from one of her party’s signature legislative achievements.” More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN VOTES TO REDUCE WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

July 14: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Today Rep. Herseth Sandlin voted for the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act. “This bill will help save taxpayer money by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse in government spending.   Washington should live by the same rules that South Dakota families do – and that means honest, accurate and transparent accounting for taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Herseth Sandlin said. More…

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Herseth Sandlin Statement on the Senate Passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

July 15: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin:  “This bill is critical because South Dakotans didn’t cause the near-collapse of the economy but we sure paid a price for it. I am pleased the bill has passed the last hurdle and will now go to the President for his signature, because it is imperative we do more to protect thousands of South Dakota families and small businesses.” More…

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Herseth Sandlin Announces $3.2 million for Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing

July 15: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: “This targeted investment will help ensure more families of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate can raise their children in safe and adequate housing.” More…

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Dozen-plus Dems lose 2Q cash dash

Politico: Alex Isenstadt: July 16: “But the roster of first-term Democrats whose Federal Election Commission second quarter figures lagged behind their Republican opponents also features other junior and senior members” like Rep. Herseth Sandlin. More…

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GOP challenger raises more than Herseth Sandlin

Rapid City Journal: Holly Meyer: According to the Federal Election Committee report released Thursday, Kristi Noem raised $332,463, and Herseth Sandlin, $297,168. More…

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Democrats Make $28 Million TV Buy

New York Times: Jeff Zeleny: “Several of the decisions signal new signs of worry from Democratic Party leaders, including Representatives Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota, Betty Sutton of Ohio, Allen Boyd of Florida, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Gerry E. Connolly of Virginia and Jerry McNerney of California.” More…

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Dems reserve $7 million for vulnerable incumbents

AP: “Ad strategies show the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserving time in media markets represented by incumbents who are top Republican targets…Democrats have set aside almost a half million dollars for ads to help Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin remain South Dakota’s sole representative in the House during the final two weeks before the election. More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION GRANT AWARD TO SOUTH DAKOTA NON-PROFIT

July 19: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: “This grant will help CSD provide training and broadband support, which in turn will help enhance educational and employment opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing in South Dakota and across the country,” said Herseth Sandlin. More…

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HOUSE PASSES HERSETH SANDLIN’S TRIBAL LAW AND ORDER ACT

July 21: Press Releases: U.S. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: “I introduced this bipartisan bill because of the urgent need to improve law enforcement in Indian Country.  Native American families, like all families, deserve a basic sense of safety and security in their communities.  I’m proud to pass the Tribal Law and Order Act through the House and send it to the President for his signature.” More…

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Herseth Sandlin won’t back effort to stop feds from suing over immigration laws

Rapid City Journal: “I would not have supported the amendment to stop the case in its tracks,” Herseth Sandlin said. More…

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