Sutton visits Black Hills region in run-up to election
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Democrat Billie Sutton visited Rapid City and elsewhere in West River Friday looking to build support in his run for governor.
Sutton met potential voters in Sturgis, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, and finally, Rapid City for meet-and-greet events.
In Rapid City, 120 turned out to see Sutton at the Minneluzahan Senior Center. He addressed the concerns raised by Black Hills residents, including education costs, keeping kids in-state after they graduate and mental health access.
With polls showing Sutton in a tight race with Republican Kristi Noem, he says he’s been pleased with the turnout at his events and is optimistic heading toward the Nov. 6 election.
“It’s going really well,” Sutton said. “It’s a dead heat if you’ve seen the polling. We’ve had the same polling for a while that showed very similar numbers. It’s going to be a very close race, but we’re excited about it, because there’s just a lot of momentum building and a lot of excitement. And we’re going to keep working hard to bring people together, to find common ground and to solve South Dakota’s problems.”
Sutton plans to make more trips to West River before the election.