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South Dakota

Outlook: Solid Republican


November 8, 2006 Update:

Gov.Mike Rounds (R) won reelection over Jack Billions (D) with 62% of the vote.

March 27, 2006 Update:

Republican Governor Mike Rounds signed the new strict anti-abortion law, of course, but this does not change the near-certainly of his reelection in November. It may actually strengthen it in this predominantly pro-life state.

Update:

Democrat Jack Billions won his party’s nomination for the right to be slaughtered by GOP Governor Mike Rounds. Seriously, folks, this one is long over.


Background

First-term Governor Mike Rounds (R) is a heavy favorite for reelection in this strongly Republican state. Rounds is well liked and seen as a serious chief executive, and the Democrats have no one with a chance to defeat him on the horizon.

Candidates

Mike Rounds (I) – Republican – current Governor and former state senator
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Jack Billion – Democrat – former SD state legislator, orthopedic surgeon and Air Force veteran
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