Wednesday, Senator Larry Rhoden (R-Union Center) announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate at Falls Park in Sioux Falls.
"We need leaders who will do more than just pay lip service to principles like limited government, individual rights, and personal responsibility. It's crucial that we have leaders with integrity who will not compromise our constitutional rights," stated Senator Rhoden.
Rhoden highlighted how the actions of Washington and President Obama have pulled our country in the wrong direction.
"We have too many career politicians in Washington who are addicted to spending and borrowing. We have a President who has veered our country away from the free market system and towards big government programs and socialized medicine. We have a judiciary of activist judges who promote the liberal agenda and trample over our constitutional freedoms," said Senator Rhoden.
Rhoden discussed his concern with numerous liberal polices that are out-of-step with South Dakota.
"I know that sound leadership has to take a strong stand when the establishment is wrong. That's why I will oppose big government and wasteful spending from either party. I will vote to repeal Obamacare and I won't surrender that fight. I will oppose big bank bailouts. I will say no to Amnesty for illegal aliens. And I won't raise your taxes," stated Senator Rhoden.
"I have listened to South Dakotans very carefully about this Senate race. They want someone who will fight for our conservative principles and our constitutional freedoms," said Rhoden. "They want common sense leadership that is different from the career politicians who have bankrupted this country. That's why I'm running for U.S. Senate."