A Look Back at Noem’s Hypocrisy and Double-Talk on Campaign Finance
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The deadline to file a South Dakota Pre-general campaign finance report is 5:00 p.m. today. As we wait to see just how much money Kristi Noem’s campaign has received from out-of-state special interests, here is a look back at the “greatest hits” of Noem’s hypocrisy, double-talk, and rule-breaking on campaign finance:
- Noem’s 2017 end-of-the-year report showed thousands of dollars of donations from state contractors.
- Breaking her own campaign finance pledge, Noem’s campaign partnered with the South Dakota Republican Party to create a joint fundraising agreement committee to allow donors attending her fundraiser with the President to donate $23,000 to her campaign – even though the legal limit for individual contributions to a statewide campaign is $4,000.
- Noem’s campaign team was fined by the Republican Secretary of State for failing to comply with state campaign finance law.
- Noem has taken over $3 million from special interests during her career.
- Noem used a loophole to funnel $1.6 million of out-of-state money into her campaign for governor one week after South Dakotans voted to make it illegal.
It’s clear from this quick glance at her campaign finance history who Kristi Noem works for, and it’s not the people of South Dakota. South Dakotans are tired of special interests running the show in Washington, and that’s why we’re so confident that they won’t let Kirsti Noem bring the Washington special-interest swamp to Pierre.