Governor Noem calls for unity at Rapid City Lincoln Day Dinner
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem called for unity of the local and national Republican parties in her speech at the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City on Saturday.
At the dinner, Governor Noem discussed the recent harsh storms that devastated the eastern parts of the state.
The governor also touched on the upcoming primary votes both locally and in November.
In her speech as a special guest, Governor Noem encouraged members of the party to get back to talking to the people that we normally wouldn’t have talked to due to differentiating opinions on certain topics.
“I really need you to start having those conversations again, ’cause for the first time we’ve got people paying attention that haven’t been paying attention for years and years and years,” Governor said to Republican members at the dinner. “Now is our time to really share with them what the Republican Party is.”
U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds weren’t able to make the dinner in person, but sent videos addressing issues in Washington and encouraging the party members to stand strong for conservative principles.
The dinner, as well as, an auction raised funds for the Pennington County GOP.