The South Dakota Constitution Party announces its full slate of nominees, legal and extralegal:
- District 23 State House: Wayne Schmidt
- U.S. Senate: Kurt Evans
- State Party Chairman: Lora Hubbel
- President/Vice-President: Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley (actually, the CP nominated electors, whose names are not yet published).
The Pres/VP and party chair nominees are perfectly legal. There is no statutory mechanism for parties to nominate candidates for Congress or Legislature post-primary. The District 23 House race was supposedly settled by the Republcian primary last month when newcomers Spencer Gosch and John Lake beat experienced legislators Charlie Hoffman and Dick Werner. Adding Schmidt to the ballot and holding a general election contest will require some judicial activism on the part of Judge Karen Schreie