Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard joins South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on campaign trail in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem made a stop in Rapid City on Wednesday, holding a campaign rally at the Holiday Inn Downtown Convention Center.

She was joined by Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden and former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Gabbard served as the Democratic Representative of Hawaii’s 2nd District from 2013 to 2021, and ran for President in 2020 before dropping out to endorse Joe Biden. She recently announced her departure from the Democratic Party, citing what she called their “radical” policies and “woke-ness.”

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden were joined at a campaign rally by former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard recently left the Democratic Party. She appeared in a Noem campaign ad and will speak at both the Rapid City and Sioux Falls events on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

Gabbard appeared in a Noem campaign ad and joined Noem for the rally appearances in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

“I’ve been on the road since October 11 working to try to help leaders like Kristi – who put the people first, who put the country first, who are committed to upholding the Constitution and our fundamental freedoms – into positions of leadership,” Gabbard said.

The two talked about how much they believe the country has changed in three years, saying they believe people of faith are under attack and the current federal government has “thrown the Constitution in the trash.”

Governor Noem asked attendees to spread the word of the good she says she’s done for the last four years.

“I hope you know that I got up every day and did what was right based on what my job was, what my job wasn’t, and didn’t overstep my authority,” Gov. Noem said. “That’s when I think we break this country is when leaders overstep their authority.”

PHOTOS: Gabbard joins Noem campaign rally in Rapid City

Governor Noem is running against Democratic State Representative Jamie Smith and Libertarian Tracey Quint. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

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