Weiland makes Rapid City Senate campaign stop - KOTA Territory News

Weiland makes Rapid City Senate campaign stop


How about a little politics with that cup–a–Joe?

Both were served fresh at Seattle's Best Coffee in Rapid City on Friday.

That's where Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Rick Weiland hosted a town hall-style meeting.

The room was overflowing with voters who wanted to know a little more about the candidate who is hoping to replace outgoing senator Tim Johnson. Johnson, also a Democrat, is retiring this year.

Weiland says the cornerstone of his campaign is to drive big money out of the political process.

He hopes that shaking hands and chatting with as many voters as possible will pay dividends come election time in November.

"I think it's more important to shake hands than shake down big business and that's the kind of campaign I'm running. I think the people of South Dakota respect hard work. They respect people who are willing to sit down in their homes, and their living rooms, and their cafes, and their legions halls, their senior centers and sit down and have a conversation," Weiland said.

The barnstorming candidate is up against 2-term Republican Governor Mike Rounds and 3-term Republican Senator Larry Pressler (who is running as an Independent), Annette Bosworth (R) – physician, Stace Nelson (R) - State Rep., farmer & USMC Veteran, Jason Ravnsborg (R) - Iraq/Afghan War veteran & attorney, Larry Rhoden (R) - State Senate Majority Whip & rancher, and Kurt Evans (Libertarian) - Distance Education Facilitator & '02 nominee.

Weiland has already made stops in 300 towns across the state.  He hopes to visit all 311 communities during his campaign.

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