Dakota War College posts District 19 Senate candidate Caleb Finck’s press release and asks for money for the young Tripp native’s campaign. Somehow, I don’t think Finck will have trouble getting GOP establishment money…
Finck contributed this thirty seconds of shifty-eyed fluff to Mike Rounds’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign.
- “Normal guy”? Tell us, Mr. Finck, how many normal guys socialize the risk of building their McMansions in a flood plain?
- “Good conservative ideas”? Tell us, Mr. Finck, how corporate welfare for his pal Richard Benda and the doomed Northern Beef Packers was a good conservative idea.
- “He’s gonna deliver”? Tell us, Caleb Finck, just what has normal conservative Mike Rounds delivered so far in his first term as Senator? What sign if any has Senator Rounds shown that he isn’t just going to follow his gubernatorial template of clumsy, visionless, legacyless placeholding?
Finck might want to check where he hoots about liking Mike back home. Rounds won 47.3% of the 2014 primary vote in District 19. Pulling him down from his statewide 55.5% average was overperformance of then District 19 Rep. Stace Nelson, who more than doubled his own statewide average by pulling 39.4% of the primary vote against the popular former governor:
|County||Douglas||Hanson||Hutchinson||McCook||Bon Homme (P1, 3, 4)||District 19 Total||Percent|
|Dr. Annette Bosworth||42||10||98||26||24||200||6.5%|
Nelson crushed Rounds in his home county of Hanson and beat Rounds in McCook. Rounds more than doubled up on Nelson in Finck’s home county of Hutchinson.
Finck evidently represents the mainstream, moderate, “just win elections” Rounds wing of the SDGOP. If he draws a primary challenger from the true-conservative Nelson wing, he could face a stiff battle in District 19.