The buzz about in South Dakota Republican politics is the entrance of Stephanie Strong as a Republican challenger for the lone South Dakota Congressional seat in the US House of Representatives.
The Pierre-born Rapid City businesswoman has extensive small business experience but is a political newcomer.
I had the pleasure of speaking with her yesterday and found her to be a commited conservative who is mightily concerned about our country and has decided to be silent no longer.
She believes in:
limited Constitutional government;
the vigorous defense of our Constitutional rights;
debt reduction by reducing spending, not raising taxes;
reduction in government interference in business through excessive regulation;
a strong military;
traditional Judeo-Christian values;
US energy independence.
She also believes that Congresswoman Kristi Noem’s Congressional voting record has been disappointing on some key issues. Specifically mentioned was Mrs. Noem’s Congressional votes to increase the debt ceiling, approve the Patriot Act with its controversial arrest and detention powers of US Citizens and her support of ethanol subsidies.
I was impressed by Stephanie’s sincerity, energy and commitment and her courage to take on the rigors of a statewide campaign as a political newcomer.
We will watch with great interest her rise to serve the people of South Dakota.