The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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South Dakota II

Incumbent: Dennis Daugaard (R)southdakota-stamp6

Primary Election: June 8, 2010
General Election: November 2, 2010

STATUS: OPEN SEAT
RATING: Safe Republican Retention

RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2002 Result: Rounds wins 57%-42%.
2006 Result:
Rounds wins 62%-36%.

South Dakota Gubernatorial Headlines

Democrats:
Scott Heidepriem    Web Site facebook

Republicans:
Dennis Daugaard
Web Site
Gordon Howie   Web Site
Dave Knudson Web Site twitter YouTube facebook
Ken Knuppe Web Site
Scott Munsterman Web Site twitter YouTube

Local Blogs/Media:
Badlands Blue (progressive)
Pure Pierre Politics
South Dakota Politics
South Dakota War College (conservative)

State Resources:
South Dakota SecState Elections

Gubernatorial Debate Video:

sdpolitics on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

PollWatch:
Rasmussen: Daugaard cruising over Heidepriem, 55-36% (10/20/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard’s lead shrinks, but he’s still cruising, 57-33% (10/4/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard maintains advantage, 57-28% (9/8/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard’s huge lead gets larger, 59-27 (8/3/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard maintains big lead, 52-35 (7/6/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard opens general election campaign with big lead, 52-36 (6/10/10)
Rasmussen: Both Knudson & Daugaard have big leads on Heidepriem (5/26/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard building huge Nov lead; Howie support slipping (4/21/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard emerging as strongest candidate (3/25/10)
Rasmussen: Early poll shows no clear front-runner (2/23/10)