Senator Billie Sutton, candidate for South Dakota Governor, has accepted invitations to ten debates and forums in the general election and is in the process of scheduling at least five others. His opponent, Congresswoman Kristi Noem, today publicized that she has agreed to only two debates.
Congresswoman Kristi Noem declined an August 10th gubernatorial debate sponsored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, School Administrators of South Dakota, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting focused on education issues in the 2018 gubernatorial election. Senator Billie Sutton, who accepted the education debate invitation, values the importance of education from early childhood to life-long learners. His “Education for the Next Generation” plan outlines his priorities for our students and schools to ensure a brighter South Dakota economy for generations to come.
Senator Billie Sutton, candidate for South Dakota Governor, today released early polling results showing a very tight race for governor. The sample of South Dakota likely voters, which leans heavily Republican, shows Sutton within the margin of error in the race against Congresswoman Noem, trailing by just 4 percentage points (42% Sutton / 46% Noem / 13% undecided).
Senator Billie Sutton began a statewide radio tour last week, starting off in the Rapid City area. His sister and local country music artist, Rehme Sutton, is accompanying him as they stop at radio stations to share Billie’s story and talk about Billie’s vision for South Dakota with local listeners.