One Republican not keeping secrets about her PAC status is Margeurite McPhillips of Rapid City. According to the Secretary of State’s campaign finance website, McPhillips last month organized a political action committee called “Say No to Noem“:
McPhillips is the former chair of the Pennington County Republican Party. She was a giddy Trump backer, and she used to think Kristi Noem was pretty cool. In 2018, she expressed hope that Kristi Noem would do good things as Governor:
She said, “I think she’s a worker, a doer and she will accomplish much. She has her four principles that she’s going to work on, and I believe she will follow through with that” [staff, “GOP Reacts to Election Results,” KNBN, 2018.11.09].
Evidently Noem has not lived up to McPhillips’s hopes.
McPhillips’s February 22 filing says Say No to Noem is organized as a “Political Action Committee for Candidate Contributions.” Dang, maybe we can persuade her to start buying some billboards….