The good news from South Dakota

It’s been a while since we last checked in on the race for South Dakota’s congressional seat between incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and Republican challenger Kristi Noem. South Dakota native John Hinderaker is tied up with work for the next few weeks, so we turn to Best News and Politics for this update.
BNandP reports that Noem has retaken the lead over Herseth Sandlin with less than a month to go before the election, according to what I believe is the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll. The Rasmussen Reports poll shows Noem up over Herseth Sandlin 47 to 44 percent. The poll result reverses the showing of the candidates in Rasmussen’s September poll.
Now comes Jim Geraghty with the good news, and the excuse for this update. Geraghty reports that plenty of good seats remain available for Herseth Sandlin events (video below).

For the purposes of the election, Herseth Sandlin holds herself out as an independent moderate. In the first of her ads to run in the race on South Dakota television, Herseth Sandlin touted her supposed opposition to “a trillion-dollar health care plan,” i.e., Obamacare. “A trillion-dollar health care plan,” she seems to be saying, is an insupportable monstrosity.
So Herseth Sandln must support repeal of such impossibly costly legislation? Actually, no. According to Herseth Sandlin, “repealing it wouldn’t be a productive way forward.” My idea for a productive way forward is to replace Herseth Sandlin with Noem.


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