Just one day after Sutton received the endorsement from the largest paper in South Dakota, the Argus Leader, the editorial board of The Rapid City Journal, the largest daily paper on the west side of the state, also endorses Sutton for South Dakota governor.
The editorial board writes:
“Billie Sutton offers similar economic development promises but brings an X factor. Stepping forward with an appealing personal story and cowboy credibility, he has a history of reaching across the aisle to create consensus on big issues.”
“With Sutton, what you see is what you get. He looks for common ground. He would steer the discussion toward solutions for difficult problems. His election would challenge the decades of Republican complacency that has allowed corruption to fester.
Of the two, Sutton inspires more trust that he can get some of the big things done. The Journal endorses Sutton for South Dakota governor.”