Noem Replacement Candidate Raises $100,000
Comes as Noem makes a run for Governor

Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., announced in November that she would run for governor in 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Dusty Johnson said he raised $104,000 in the final weeks of 2016 for his campaign to succeed Rep. Kristi Noem.

Johnson raised the money in the final weeks of December after Noem announced she would run for governor, the Argus Leader reported.

How Tomi Lahren Could Get Elected to Congress
Open-seat opportunity in home state of the right’s emerging media star

With South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem leaving the House in 2018, conservative activist Tomi Lahren, center, could run to replace her. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons file photo CC BY-SA 2.0)

With millions of video views and hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, young Tomi Lahren is leaving her mark on the political world from her new media perch on the right. Could Congress be next?

Lahren is no stranger to Republicans, conservatives, and Donald Trump supporters. Her “Final Thoughts” segment chastising San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for protesting racial injustice by sitting during the national anthem has been viewed more than 66 million times on Facebook. 

Who Could Run for Kristi Noem’s At-Large Seat?
South Dakota lawmaker’s retirement opens up safe GOP seat in 2018

Rep. Kristi Noem’s decision not to run for re-election in 2018 has opened up a wide GOP field for her at-large seat. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Kristi Noem’s Monday announcement that she’s running for governor in 2018 leaves South Dakota Republicans jockeying for a rare opportunity to come to Washington, D.C.

Noem has held the state’s at-large seat for three terms. She won a fourth term last week. With her departure, the Republican conference could be down another woman depending on who runs to replace her.