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South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
2010 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Races
Filing Deadline / New Party: 3/30/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 6/8/10, Primary: 6/8/10, Run-Off: 6/29/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 29, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
Governor, 61.7% in '06, 2nd term, Mike Rounds (R) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
St. Sen. Scott N. Heidepriem (D) 38.5%, Lt. Gov. Dennis M. Daugaard (R) 61.5%,
Lt. Governor, 61.7% in '06, 2nd term, Dennis M. Daugaard (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
businessman Ben Arndt (R) 38.5%, ex-state House Speaker Matthew Michels (R) 61.5%,
Secretary of State, 99% in '06, Chris Nelson (R) barred from 3rd term, and ran for Congress, next electon in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Ben Nesselhuf (D) 39.2%, St. Sen. Jason M. Gant (R) 54.2%, Lori Stacey (C) 6.6%,
Attorney General, 64.7% in '06, Larry Long (R) resigned during 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'02 Governor candidate / '02 & '06 nominee / ex-St. Sen. Ron J. Volesky (D) 33.1%, Marty J. Jackley (R) 66.9%,
Auditor, 99% in '06, Rich Sattgast (R) barred from seeking 3rd term and running for Treasurer, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Julie Bartling (D) 39.2%, congressional aide Steve Barnett (R) 60.8%,
Treasurer, unopposed in '06, Vern Larson (R) barred from seeking 3rd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Sen. Thomas M. "Tom" Katus (D) 34.7%, St. Auditor Rich Sattgast (R) 65.3%,
Public School Commissioner, 49.6% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Bob Pille (D) 33.5%, Jarrod Johnson (R) 66.5%,
Public Utility Commissioner, 54.8% in '04 1st term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Co. Comm'r. Doyle Karpen (D) 26.8%, Dustin "Dusty" Johnson (R) 73.2%,
Public Utility Commissioner, 64.9% in 08, 3rd term,next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Gary Hanson (R),
Senator, 50.6% in '04, 1st term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Ken Rubin: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John R. Thune (R) 100%,
Senator, 62.5% in '08, 3rd term, next election in 20014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Timothy Johnson (D),
At-Large Congressional District, 67.6% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 45.9%, St. Rep. Kristi Noem (R) 48.1%, ex-foreign service officer B. Thomas Marking (I) 6.0%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to South Dakota Political Parties:
(Com) = Communist Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(IA) = Independent American Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. South Dakota Media Links:
Aberdeen American News
Groton Independent
Huron Plainsman
KELO-TV
KSOO 1140 AM
Mitchell Daily Republic
NewsLink.org: South Dakota
Pierre Capital Journal
Rapid City Journal
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Election Coverage
Watertown Public Opinion
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan


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