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Former Pennington County GOP Chair Starts “Say No to Noem” PAC

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“:

Say No to Noem, PAC statement of organization, filed with SDSOS 2022.02.22.
Say No to Noem, PAC statement of organization, filed with SDSOS 2022.02.22.

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….


  1. larry kurtz 2022-03-13 11:12

    Mrs. Noem polling at 1% at CPAC is a very clear indication that Republican ideologues like Marguerite McPhillips have realized South Dakota deserves actual leadership from its chief executive and fewer campaign junkets, collagen injections, botox, and JUVÉDERM®.

  2. John 2022-03-13 11:16

    I don’t understand McPhillips’s beef with snwojob noem. Is noem not trump enough? Or has McPhillips’s had a change of heart with the Cheney, Kinzinger, Romney, Portman remainder of the party?

    The amazing ironies of the party of small government . . . wants government to limit ones speech, limit ones reading, limit ones education, and limit what one does with ones body. The predicable occurred this week in Texas. Texas doctors denied a life-saving abortion that resulted in a life-flight to Colorado. Republicans are working hard to kill women.

  3. RST Tribal Member 2022-03-13 12:52

    The inept inbred republican men better step it up as the more inept, more inbred republican women are coming to the political battlefield ready to tear into each other. Back in the day, I heard people call this a cat fight. But, because we are more politically correct, it is called it two hags seeking bright lights.

    Catching phases coming out of inept inbred republican women: “We are on it”, or “Say no to Noem” or “Drill here, Drill now”. Could be titles for certain types of movies favored by certain men folks. Hum, a second career option in the making.

    Elections matter. Like, diapers matter during certain times of a person’s life. Usually at the beginning of life, sometimes towards life’s end. Always to catch and contain crap, whereas elections sometimes delivery the crap or eliminate it. Time for sparrow to clean out the mess in the dumb Doom in Pierre, as the stink is spreading.

  4. Donald Pay 2022-03-13 13:31

    Well, you need a scorecard to keep track of the nutcases in the Republican Party these days. It used to be a few scattered nattering nabobs of negativism. I rather liked those folks, and worked closely with some, though I didn’t buy into their whole program. Back then the right and the left were united against the middle on several projects that Janklow was trying to push. This non-political way of organizing around key issues had been pioneered by the farmers who were fighting the Oahe Irrigation Project, which was being pushed by the elites in both parties. The successes we had in the 1980s and 1990s were built from that sort of non-ideological, issue-based organizing.

    These days the right runs the Republican Party, so they don’t need the left to take on the elites as much as they used to, but their kookiness comes across much more glaringly as a result of not sticking to issues that unite, rather than looking for ways to divide. At this point the right reminds me of the old new left. Everyone wants to spout their particular grievance with everyone else, and the problem is the none of this matters to the vast majority of people. I don’t know how they expect to govern, and it’s clear they can’t. Noem is as divisive as anyone else, and she’s seething with contempt for the Republicans in the Legislature. I share that contempt, but for other reasons. Maybe people in South Dakota will wake up and vote for an alternative to the various flavors of nuttiness that is the Republican Party,

  5. Arlo Blundt 2022-03-13 13:42

    Donald…you would think South Dakota voters would tire of the chaos brought to them by the Governor and the factions of the Republican right wing. Plus, the GOP has failed, and failed badly at governing. The GOP has become the Party of the perpetually offended. They can’t find enough people to persecute.

  6. Conservative Republican Woman 2022-03-13 14:27

    We have primary elections for the main reason of eliminating the chaff from the wheat. Yes, Noem is the chaff, thinking of herself instead of the citizens of South Dakota. I agree with Mrs. McPhillips! Noem is in lockstep with the chicken livered Senators Thune and Rounds, along with Howdy Doody Johnson. All four of these politicians need to read the Constitution and the State and Federal Republican Party Platforms. They seem to be more in line with the Democrat Party. We need people in office that work for their constituents. We also need to take a good look at how our candidates for the state legislature voted on key issues. If they do not vote in the interest of SD citizens, they need to be taken out in the primary by those who more closely Alline with conservative principles.
    BTW John The unborn baby has a right to life, not murdered because the parents did not practice birth control. The unborn baby has a body as well as a right to live.

  7. grudznick 2022-03-13 19:37

    Mr. Pay is righter than right on some items of his blogging, and wronger than wrong on others. This young lady, Ms. McPhillips, is very nice but it remains to be seen if she can be effective at much. grudznick looks forward to the neighborhood gatherings.

  8. Richard Schriever 2022-03-15 16:45

    CRW – ” need to read the Constitution and the State and Federal Republican Party Platforms.” The [problem here is that the current Republican Party has no platform. None was offered and none was adopted at the 2020 republican National Convention. None – not one word. They stand for NOTHING.

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