Kristi Noem secures another four years as Governor of South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Kristi Noem won reelection as Governor of South Dakota on Tuesday, beginning her second term as the chief executive of the Mount Rushmore State.
Noem defeated challenger Jamie Smith
Her victory continues the unbroken streak of Republican governorship in South Dakota that has ran since 1974.
This comes after an SDSU poll showed a close race, with the two candidates being statistically tied in the weeks leading up to the election.
Governor Noem raised a historic amount of money for her campaign, over $12 million, much of which was raised out-of-state.
This has led some to question whether she aims to run as a presidential candidate in 2024, but Noem has stated that she will serve her full term as Governor of South Dakota.
Check out these photos from the Republican political watch party in Rapid City: