Kristi Noem makes rounds in final West River tour before Election Day
The latest polls show Noem up over Sutton by a slim margin
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Election Day is just two days away, and candidates are making a final push to make their platform known to voters.
Republican Governor candidate Kristi Noem stopped in the Black Hills for her “All in Bus Tour,” a final chance to meet with voters ahead of the election. On Sunday, Noem stopped in Spearfish, Sturgis, and Rapid City to make a final pitch to West River voters.
She’s up against Democratic candidate, and former rodeo star Billie Sutton in a neck and neck race.
“This race has been very close because we have a lot of money being spent,” said Noem after her final rally in Rapid City at the First Assembly of God. “My Democratic opponent for governor will have more money than any other Democratic candidate for governor has ever had, and because we’ve been talking about our visions for South Dakota,” Noem said.
Noem has approached the campaign trail touting a career in Washington and using the knowledge to help South Dakota. She’s talked about creating new jobs in the tech sector and keeping young people in the state.
Her lieutenant governor hopeful, Larry Rhoden, was also in tow for the three-day, 15-stop tour.
“The conservative values that Kristi holds dear are woven into the fabric of the people of South Dakota,” said Rhoden.
But even with the close race, her supporters continue to cheer her on.
“I think it’s going to be good,” said Spearfish voter Steve Silvernagel. “I think it’s going to be good for the state and the nation.”
The latest polls show Noem up over Sutton by a slim margin, but she says it’s not over until every vote is counted.
“I’ve proven to people to fight on their half with real results, and I’ll continue to do that as governor,” said Noem.