GOP reacts to election results

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Tuesday, the Republican party swept South Dakota’s midterm elections. The Pennington County Republican Party held a watch party, and local supporters were on the edge of their seats while they watched live updates.

At the end of the night, Kristi Noem won the gubernatorial race. She will be the first female governor in South Dakota.

Marguerite McPhillips, the chairwoman of the Pennington County Republican Party, is hopeful.

She said, “I think she’s a worker, a doer and she will accomplish much. She has her four principles that she’s going to work on, and I believe she will follow through with that.”

A few other GOP winners were Jason Ravnsborg, Steve Barnett and Dusty Johnson. Ravnsborg was elected Attorney General, Barnett was elected Secretary of State, and Johnson took a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Although Republicans dominated South Dakota, the Democratic Party took over the U.S. House. Republicans gained seats in the U.S. Senate.

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