Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat
March 27th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
4 months ago

Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat

(CNN) – Populist darling Elizabeth Warren, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, threw their support Thursday behind Bruce Braley in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.

Braley, a four-term congressman is hoping to keep the seat longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who's retiring at the end of this year, in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Elizabeth Warren • Iowa • PCCC • South Dakota
South Dakota Indian reservation votes to lift alcohol ban, preliminary results show
August 14th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
12 months ago

South Dakota Indian reservation votes to lift alcohol ban, preliminary results show

(CNN) - An Indian reservation in South Dakota voted to repeal a decades-old ban on alcohol, according to preliminary results announced by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Wednesday.

The unofficial tally from Tuesday's vote at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation shows that 1,645 members voted in favor of lifting the ban, 1,494 voted against and 438 votes were challenged.

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Filed under: South Dakota
Fifth Democratic senator says no to 2014
March 26th, 2013
05:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Fifth Democratic senator says no to 2014

(CNN) – Sen. Tim Johnson says it's time for him to say so long.

The three term Democrat from South Dakota announced Tuesday that he won't run for re-election next year.
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Filed under: South Dakota • Tim Johnson
Sen. Johnson expected to announce retirement
March 25th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Johnson expected to announce retirement

(CNN) – Senate Democrats are expecting their colleague Sen. Tim Johnson to announce his retirement at an event in his home state of South Dakota Tuesday, according to a senior Democratic congressional source.

The event is scheduled to take place at Johnson's alma mater, the University of South Dakota. A press release said the event would be "regarding the 2014 election."
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Filed under: South Dakota • Tim Johnson
Second early 2014 Senate campaign announcement
November 29th, 2012
01:11 PM ET
2 months ago

Second early 2014 Senate campaign announcement

(CNN) - The 2012 elections are barely in the rearview mirror, but two candidates have already jumped into 2014 Senate races.

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds announced on Thursday his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson.
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Filed under: South Dakota • Tim Johnson
George McGovern admitted to hospice
October 15th, 2012
09:50 PM ET
2 years ago

George McGovern admitted to hospice

(CNN) - Former presidential nominee and Sen. George McGovern has been admitted to a hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a spokeswoman for the facility said Monday.

"The family of Sen. McGovern wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation for the many prayers and well wishes and requests complete privacy at this time," said Lindsey Meyers, spokeswoman for Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center.

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Filed under: George McGovern • Senate • South Dakota
Romney sweeps 5 primaries; redistricting shakes up Congressional races
June 6th, 2012
05:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney sweeps 5 primaries; redistricting shakes up Congressional races

Washington (CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked up more ammo in his quest for the White House, sweeping primaries in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California on Tuesday night.

Though he had already won enough delegates - 1,144 - to clinch the Republican presidential nomination by last week, Romney technically remains the presumptive nominee until the party's convention in August.

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Filed under: 2012 • California • Mitt Romney • Montana • New Jersey • New Mexico • South Dakota
Romney wins South Dakota primary, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
09:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins South Dakota primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will win South Dakota's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, CNN projects.

Romney clinched the GOP presidential nomination last week when he surpassed the 1,144 delegate threshold. He will become the official nominee at the party convention in August.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • South Dakota
George McGovern taken to South Dakota hospital after fall
December 3rd, 2011
04:00 AM ET
3 years ago

George McGovern taken to South Dakota hospital after fall

(CNN) - Liberal Democratic icon George McGovern was taken to a South Dakota hospital after falling Friday night at a nearby university, a library staff member told CNN.

The library staffer at Dakota Wesleyan University - who asked not to be identified, because he was not authorized to discuss the incident - said McGovern fell on the campus in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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Filed under: South Dakota
October 8th, 2010
08:02 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Toss up in South Dakota

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
South Dakota At-Large – Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) is seeking a 4th full term
Primary: June 8, 2010
Location: All of South Dakota
Days until the election: 25

Democrat Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has been touting her independent streak, but even her votes against some of her party's major legislative efforts might not be enough to fend off her Republican challenger this November.
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • South Dakota • Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
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