Parade of Out-of-Staters Arrive to Rescue Noem
A plane-load of DC-insiders arrive in Rapid City to try to save Noem’s failing campaign
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will join Colorado Senator Cory Gardner with Vice President Mike Pence, continuing the parade of Washington politicians coming to South Dakota in an attempt to save Kristi Noem’s campaign as Election Day draws near with polls showing the race statistically tied. SDDP Executive Director Sam Parkinson released the following statement in response:
“In the ultimate act of a Washington politician, Rep. Noem is bringing in even more Washington politicians to help save her campaign the day before Election Day. South Dakotans know that we need South Dakota solutions, not more Washington problems. That’s why I’m confident South Dakotans will reject Rep. Noem’s Washington ways tomorrow.”
Here’s a look at some of the ways that Washington policies are hurting South Dakotans:
- Reckless trade wars could impact $129 million of South Dakota exports.
- One out of every four rows of soybeans grown in South Dakota currently goes to China. The Administration’s trade war with China has already cost South Dakota farmers and ranchers hundreds of millions of dollars, and our producers could end up losing their market share in China permanently.
- The administration’s consistent efforts to undermine and repeal the Affordable Care Act could cause over 27,000 South Dakotans to lose their health insurance.
- The administration’s FY19 Budget would cut Medicaid spending by about $250 billion over a decade, which would have a devastating impact on the nearly 150,000 South Dakotans who depend on Medicaid – including half of all infants in their first year of life.
- The administration’s FY19 Budget also took aim at seniors with a $554 billion cut to Medicare, higher prescription drug costs for millions of seniors, and reduced payments to home-health and nursing homes.