Absentee Governor Kristi Noem justifies her spending the pandemic criss-crossing the country as an effort to protect South Dakota’s interests by keeping Donald Trump in power.
But her swanky private fundraiser at the home of a rich Dallas stock trader last night was all about promoting her own campaign fund:
Governor Kristi Noem will attend a private fundraiser in Dallas, Texas, tonight to raise money for her gubernatorial campaign.
The event will take place in the home of Kathryn and Gentry Beach and has a recommended contribution of $1,000 per attendee and up to $8,000 per couple.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Gentry Beach is stock trader and recent rising star in Republican fundraising.
The reception also suggests the Kristi For Governor political action committee can take corporate donations up to $4,000 [Lee Strubinger, “Noem Fundraiser Organized in Dallas TX,” SDPB, 2020.10.19].
Apparently Noem has reached the point where she feels her naked self-interest can;t hurt her political career… which apparently now is based almost entirely on seeking the national spotlight and dollars.