|Dem Challenger Paula Hawks|
She Has A Million Dollar Smile
(photo from rapidcityjournal.com)
Meantime, the rest of the RCJ piece revealed what is essentially a message-less campaign, more focused on Paula than issues. Hawks does express concern about student debt, "stands up" for women's rights, and, in a slam at Obamacare from this "proud" Democrat, notes that "senior citizens are facing the highest drug prices they've ever seen." No doubt we'll get more specifics about
|Incumbent Noem |
She Has A Million Dollars, Period
(photo from KDLT.com)
The RCJ piece does a good job of profiling Hawks, but I wish some questions about funding the Dem's campaign had emerged. Republican Noem has about a million bucks on hand with more than a year to go before the election. How Hawks, whose campaign is in the stage of "getting out and meeting folks and making sure they can put a face to the name," can run a serious campaign going up against the political equivalent of Fort Knox is a daunting challenge that I doubt she'll rise up to, especially with her GOP-alienating entree into a race which she can only win by persuading a lot of Republicans to support her.