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Herseth Sandlin lost her re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.)

  • District: South Dakota -- At Large
  • Residence: Brookings
  • Born: December 3, 1970; Aberdeen, S.D.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Husband, Max Sandlin; one child
  • Education: Georgetown U., B.A. 1993 (government); Georgetown U., M.A. 1996 (government); Georgetown U., J.D. 1996
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2002; U.S. House, 2004-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (3rd full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Natural Resources (National Parks, Forests & Public Lands); Veterans' Affairs (Economic Opportunity - Chairwoman); Select Energy Independence & Global Warming
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State Information: South Dakota -- At Large

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Kristi Noem (R) 153,703 48.1%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 146,589 45.9%
B. Marking (I) 19,134 6%
2008 general Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 256,041 67.6%
Chris Lien (R) 122,966 32.4%
2006 general Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 230,468 69.1%
Bruce Whalen (R) 97,864 29.3%
Larry Rudebusch (LIBERT) 5,230 1.6%
2004 general Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 207,837 53.4%
Larry Diedrich (R) 178,823 45.9%
Terry Begay (LIBERT) 2,808 0.7%
2004 special Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 132,420 50.6%
Larry Diedrich (R) 129,415 49.4%
2002 general Bill Janklow (R) 180,023 53.4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 153,656 45.6%
Terry Begay (LIBERT) 3,128 0.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 45% John McCain: 53%
2004 John Kerry: 38% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 38% George W. Bush: 60%

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