South Dakota Democratic Party leadership is back on the road with its listening tour. Party leaders and staff are coming to hear your questions and comments in Rapid City on Sunday afternoon and Fort Pierre on Monday evening:
- Rapid City: Sunday, January 8, 4 p.m. MST, Public Library, 610 Quincy St.
- Fort Pierre: Monday, January 9, 7 p.m. MST, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 217 Hustan Ave.
The SDDP began its post-2016/pre-2018 public meetings after Thanksgiving. Since then, they’ve lost Mike Huether and 98 other registered Democrats, for a net loss over December of 0.06% in voter registration. Mayor Huether was among 809 new Independent registrants, a 0.68% gain. Republicans grew their roll by 487, 0.19%.
Registered Democrats in South Dakota are still up 1.97% over where we were at the beginning of 2016. For the year, Independents are up 10.98%, the GOP is up 6.73%, and total voter registration is up 6.65%.