Holy cow! If you think Rep. Paula Hawks is working hard today (Brookings, Watertown, Aberdeen) for your vote, check out her Tuesday town hall itinerary:
- 9–10 a.m. CDT: Mobridge! Bridge City Florist & Coffee, 317 Main St.
- Noon–1 p.m. CDT: Pierre! Branding Iron Bistro, 420 W Sioux Ave.
- 5–6 p.m. MDT: Spearfish! Common Grounds Coffee, 135 E Hudson St.
- 7–8 p.m. MDT: Rapid City! Pure Bean Coffee House, 201 Main St.
Over the next 36 hours, Hawks is hosting meetings within a 20-minute drive of over a third of all South Dakota voters. That seems like the hustle of a woman who really wants to do the job.
Related: Rep. Hawks is not able to include a debate sponsored by the state’s largest weekly newspaper. Native Sun News Today reports that Rep. Kristi Noem refused an invitation to a debate NSNT wanted to dedicate to American Indian issues. Rep. Hawks responded last month to NSNT’s invitation with an unequivocal affirmative.