Scientist and Democratic candidate for District 24 Senate Amanda Bachmann sat down for her first public forum against anti-science conservative incumbent Senate Jeff Monroe Thursday. Monroe appears to have escaped un-cussed-at; Bachmann reserved the stern critique of Monroe’s ostrichly approach all that is good and learned that I know is whirling her good soul and instead focused on diagnosing one of South Dakota’s gravest challenges:
She knows people in her age group who moved to Pierre after she did. “And they have already left,” seeking higher pay and amenities not available in Pierre [Stephen Lee, “Bachmann, Monroe Talk Politics at Their 1st Face-Off in District 24 SD Senate Race,” Pierre Capital Journal, 2018.10.19].
…and offering her blood, sweat, toil, and tears to reverse that trend:
But she has bought a home and a business — she is a partner in Prairie Pages bookstore since earlier this year — and wants to find ways to provide more to the community and the state, she said.
…Bachmann closed with: “I got into politics relatively recently because I want to serve this state that I have kind of adopted as my new home… I’m invested in this community… I want to see South Dakota make national headlines for good things… I want to see South Dakota grow and attract and retain people and have a good government that is working for all South Dakotans” [Lee, 2018.10.19].
Glad to have you with us, Amanda. District 24 will be glad to have you in the Senate. I’ll be glad to join you… and vote for you for Majority Leader.