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+Dennis Daugaard/Matt Michaels (R) i
195,477
70.47%
Susan Wismer/Susy Blake (D)
70,549
25.43%
Michael J. Myers/Lora Hubbel (I)
11,377
4.10%

277,403

Registration: 521,025.
Plurality: 124,928 votes (45.03 percentage points).

 SD Secretary of State



Notes:  Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) defeated state Rep. Susan Wismer (D) and Michael J. Myers (I).  The result was
one of the most lopsided races of the cycle.

In the June 3 primaries, Daugaard defeated former state Rep. Lora Hubbel, a broker/realtor by 60,017 votes (80.87%) to 14,196 (19.13%) and Wismer defeated Joe Lowe, a national incident commander, by 15,311 votes (55.49%) to 12,283 (44.51%).  Wismer named former state Rep. Susy Blake as his er running mate on June 25.

Also on the November ballot was Michael Myers, 78, a former hospital executive and law professor, running as an independent.  He tabbed Hubbel as his running mate after his initial choice for lieutenant governor had to withdraw for family reasons.

The three candidates engaged in four debates:
Aug. 20 - at DakotaFest in Mitchell.
Aug. 29 - hosted by South Dakota Farmers Union at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron
Oct. 9 - SDPB-TV in Vermillion (>)
Oct. 22 - hosted by
KELO-TV.

 
Campaign Managers:
Dennis Daugaard:  Kelsey Webb
On leave from the Governor's office, where she worked starting in Dec. 2010 as director of constituent services, and subsequently as scheduler.  Worked on Dusty Johnson's campaign for Public Utilities Commission, 2010.  Graduate of University of South Dakota, 2010.  Belle Fourche native.

Susan Wismer: Hannah Prentice
(Feb. 2014)  Finance associate for Oregon United for Marriage, Aug. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Development associate for NARAL Pro-Choice SD, Feb. 2011-Mar. 2013.  Campaign manager  for state Sen.Angie Buhl, July 2011-Nov. 2012.  Deputy field director for the South Dakota Democratic Party, Mar.-July 2011; field organizer for the South Dakota Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2010.  Worked in sales.  Graduate of University of South Dakota, 2010.  Wessington native.


See also:
"A Tale of Two Campaign Managers," The South Dakotan [USD alumni magazine], Winter 2014/15.

Karl Gehrke interviews on SDPB: Susan Wismer (Oct. 14, 2014), Mike Myers ( Oct. 27, 2014), Dennis Daugaard (Oct. 30, 2014).

David Montgomery.  "Daugaard offers four debates to Wismer, Myers."  Argus Leader, June 16, 2014.









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