Jamie Smith stops for a campaign rally in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Jamie Smith, Sioux Falls Representative and Democratic candidate for governor, stopped in Rapid City Friday to hold a campaign rally at the Labor Temple Building Association. There he was met with about a hundred people for the rally.

He focused his speech on the governor race, saying it was like a “wrestling match” with “30 seconds left” and he’s “down by two points.”

“It’s a whole lot easier to wrestle to win than it is to wrestle not to lose. It’s a whole lot easier to run to win than it is not to lose. We have a governor that’s running not to lose right now. You’ve seen it in the ads. You’ve seen it,” Smith said. “When you’re running to win like we are, you get to be yourself. You get to do what you’ve always done and you’re going to do it because it’s right.”

Smith also says that he knows he can do it because his supporters are “on the team with him.”

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“They’re promising to go get out the vote and that’s exciting. That’s what we need. Get out the vote. It matters. Your vote matters, people, because it’s a huge deal and nothing’s more important than getting out the vote,” Smith said.

He asked the crowd who has already voted, and about two-thirds of the crowd raised their hands.

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“It’s important because we need to make sure that every South Dakotan knows that I value them. I value who they are as a person, and that I’ll be representing all South Dakotans as governor, not just those that vote for me,” Smith said. “I also will be representing people east, west, north, south. And whether you live on a reservation or not. I will be representing the people of South Dakota.”

Smith is running against Governor Kristi Noem and Libertarian Tracey Quint. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

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