The Latest: Noem, Sutton meeting in 1st gubernatorial debate


The Latest: Noem, Sutton meeting in 1st gubernatorial debate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the first debate in South Dakota’s race for governor (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic state Sen. Billie Sutton are meeting in their first debate of the South Dakota governor’s race.

A four-term congresswoman, Noem is favored to be South Dakota’s first female governor. But Sutton, a former professional rodeo cowboy paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, is running a spirited campaign to become the state’s first Democratic governor elected in over 40 years.

Tuesday evening’s debate takes place at KELO-TV studios.

Sutton’s campaign recently received a boost from endorsements by the Rapid City Journal and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. But state campaign finance reports show Noem is significantly outraising and outspending Sutton in the race.

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12 a.m.

The first debate in South Dakota’s race for governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem has sought to dispel Democratic challenger Billie Sutton’s moderate image.

Meanwhile, Sutton has portrayed Noem as a Washington politician working for special interests. They’re set to debate Tuesday evening on KELO-TV.

A four-term congresswoman, Noem is favored to be South Dakota’s first female governor. But Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, is campaigning hard to become the first Democrat to hold the office in decades.

The political jabs filling the airwaves are almost sure to surface at the debate. Noem’s campaign has dubbed Sutton a “Bernie Sanders liberal hiding under a cowboy hat.” A Sutton ad says Noem is the “worst of Washington.”

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The Latest: Noem, Sutton meeting in 1st gubernatorial debate

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