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South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
2010 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
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: June 26, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
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, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
St. Sen. Scott N. Heidepriem (D), Lt. Gov. Dennis M. Daugaard (R) 50.4%,
Brookings Mayor Scott Munsterman (R) 17.6%, St. Sen. David "Dave" Knudson (R) 15.8%, St. Sen. Gordon Howie (R) 12.4%, Rancher Ken Knuppe (R) 3.8%,
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), Sioux Falls city councilman/ex-state Sen. Kermit Staggers (R),
Secretary of State, 99% in '06, 2nd term, Chris Nelson (R) running for Congress, next electon in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Ben Nesselhuf (D), St. Sen. Jason Gant (R),
Dep. Sec. of St. Teresa Bray (R), St. Rep. Thomas J. "Tom" Deadrick (R),
Attorney General, 64.7% in '06, 2nd term, Larry Long (R) resigned 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), Marty J. Jackley (R),
Auditor, 99% in '06, 2nd term, Rich Sattgast (R) not seeking re-election, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Julie Bartling (D), congressional aide Steve Barnett (R),
ex-First Lady Pat Miller (R), St. Rep. Tim Rounds (R),
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), St. Auditor Rich Sattgast (R),
deputy st. treas. Mike Mehlhaff Sr. (R),
Public School Commissioner, 49.6% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Bob Pille (D), Jarrod Johnson (R),
Public Utility Commissioner, 54.8% in '04 1st term,
ex-Co. Comm'r. Doyle Karpen (D),
John Zaiko (R),
Dusty Johnson (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, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Ken Rubin: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John R. Thune (R), B&B owner Mark St. Pierre (I)?,
At-Large Congressional District, 67.6% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D), St. Rep. Kristi Noem (R) 42.1%,
Sec. of St. Chris Nelson (R) 34.6%, St. Rep. R. Blake Curd (R) 23.3%,
ex-foreign service officer B. Thomas Marking (I),

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:
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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